Possible XI, match prediction, live stream, weather forecast and pitch report

India and New Zealand are both set to win the first match of their two-game Test series. The match will take place on Thursday, November 25, at Green Park, Kanpur.

The home team, led by Ajinkya Rahane, do not have quite a few key players in their ranks. Virat Kohli, their regular captain, will join the team for the Second Test in Mumbai. Rishabh Pant, Jasionary Bumrah and Rohit Sharma also not available.

Rubbing salt into the wound, KL Rahul was also dropped from the series due to muscle strain. Suryakumar Yadav has been added to their lineup. Shreyas Iyer, after impressing in ODIs and T20Is, is all set to launch Tests on Thursday, as Rahane confirms.

On the other hand, New Zealand must try to make amends after being held to a 0-3 draw in the T20I series. In fact Kane Williamson Coming back to lead the team will give them a lot of confidence. Ross Taylor is also set to return after a long break.

Kyle Jamieson did not get to compete in the T20 World Cup despite being in the squad. But when it comes to Test cricket, he has made a name for himself. Trent Boult played in the T20I series, but was not part of the red ball games. An interesting variety seems to be on the cards.

Details of the match between India and New Zealand

Match: India vs New Zealand, match 1

Date and time: Thursday, November 25, 2021; 9:30 am IST.

Meeting: Green Park, Kanpur.

Weather report between India and New Zealand

There is no chance of rain during the five game days and the sun is expected to go out. As a result, an uninterrupted match seems to be available in the store. The temperature will be around 28 degrees Celsius.

Report pitching between India and New Zealand

Kanpur is not a very high scoring venue and the pitch tends to be of great help to the players. So far, 603 wickets have been destroyed in 22 Site Tests. Winning in toss and hit the ball must first be the way forward.

India vs New Zealand XIs possible


In the absence of Rahul and Rohit, it is likely that Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal will open the opening. Cheteshwar Pujara and Rahane have had a rough time in the Cricket Tests for the past 12 months and they will be looking to make amends. Ashwin, Jadeja and Axar will also be important.

XI may occur: Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav / Ishant Sharma

New Zealand

Tom Latham and Tom Blundell should open Kiwi in the First Test. The experience of Williamson and Taylor is expected to add solidity to their average order. Henry Nicholls is also quite effective with Batman. Ajaz Patel and Neil Wagner are expected to play key roles for the visitors.

XI may occur: Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips / Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel

Predict the match India vs New Zealand

India has dominated the proceedings for the last few years until the Home Cricket Test, thanks to the great efforts of their spinners and tempo drivers. India will be able to pass the row in the Kanpur Test.

India vs New Zealand TV and Live Streaming Insights

TV: Star Sports Network.

Live streaming: Hotstar.

Edited by Sudeshna Banerjee

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