India vs New Zealand 2021, 1st Test at Green Park Stadium: Kanpur Weather Forecast & Pitch Report

After defeating New Zealand 3-0 in the T20I series, the focus is now on Kanpur where the hosts are. India Will face New Zealand in the first test match. Despite being at home, India will go into the Test match with a green team at their disposal. nobody is here Virat Kohli Or Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul have been out with injuries. This means that either Suryakumar Yadav or Shreyas Iyer can make his Test debut.

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New Zealand, on the other hand, will play their first match after their historic win in the World Test Championship final and will always present a challenge to the Indian order. Tim Southee and Neil Wagner will be the two fast bowlers in whom the left-arm spin duo of Ajaz Patel and Mitchell Santner have the potential to trouble the Indian batting order.

India’s bowling will revolve around their spinners and it will be interesting to see the pitch prepared for this first Test in Kanpur. Axar Patel and R Ashwin will be in the squad and Ravindra Jadeja can play higher up the order as a genuine all-rounder.

pitch report

The Kanpur pitch is your typical Indian pitch and it provides support to the spinners as the match progresses. If the trend in first-class matches is anything to go by, the first two days will provide support to the batsmen, but since the wind will blow, the seamers can expect to come into the attack early.

However, we will see a spin dominated attack from both India and New Zealand.

Weather Forecast

Temperatures during the day can reach the mid-20s, but may drop to the late 20s or 10s towards the end of the day.

Test record at this venue

Total Tests Played: 22 (7 games won by batting first, won by batting second: 3 games)

Highest score at this venue: 676/7 – India vs Sri Lanka in 1986

Lowest score on this ground: 105 – Australia v India

India (IND) vs New Zealand (NZ) Probable Playing XI

India’s Probable Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav

New Zealand Probable Playing XI: Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Mitchell Santner, Ajaz Patel, Neil Wagner/Will Somerville

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