New Delhi. The 2-Test series between India and New Zealand is going to start in Kanpur (IND vs NZ Kanpur Test). Team India eyes World Test Championship (WTC) I will avenge the loss to New Zealand. However, he may miss the experienced players. Because for this series, BCCI has given rest to many important players. In this, the team’s opener Rohit Sharma, fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Rishabh Pant are there. KL Rahul will also miss the first Test due to injury.
In such Virat Kohlii) Captaining the Kanpur Test in the absence of Ajinkya Rahane It will not be easy to choose a playing-11 for the team and plan a win against New Zealand. The first relief for them is that Rahul Dravid will stay with the team as head coach, whose experience can be useful for young players.
Another relief for Rahane Kanpur Green Park India’s record in New Zealand has never been able to beat India on this ground. India has won 5 out of the last 6 Tests at this ground. Spin bowlers have always dominated Green Park.
There are 4 spinners in the top 5 wicket takers on this ground. It has Anil Kumble (21 wickets), Harbhajan Singh (20 wickets), Subhash Gupte (19 wickets) and Jasubhai Patel (14 wickets). Veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who was included in the Test team against New Zealand, has also played a Test at this ground and in this he has taken 10 wickets.
Both the teams had complained about the practice wicket.
In such a situation, the mood of the pitch may remain the same in the first Test against New Zealand. However, before the match, both the teams have complained about the practice wicket. Both the teams were afraid that practicing on this wicket could injure players. After this the pitch was changed.
New Zealand batsmen prepared according to spin track
The New Zealand team is also assuming that the Kanpur pitch will be helpful for the spin bowlers. This was also seen in the team’s training session on Wednesday. Ross Taylor was seen facing New Zealand spinners Mitchell Santner and Rachin Ravindra with the new ball. After this, openers Daryl Mitchell and Tom Latham were also seen practicing with the spin bowlers. It is clear from this that New Zealand has prepared this Test keeping in mind the Indian spin bowlers.
Both teams can go with three spinners
The last time India hosted New Zealand in a Test was in Kanpur. Then the pair of Ashwin and Jadeja took a total of 16 wickets. That is, the claim of these two players to be included in the playing-11 is strong. Indian captain Ajinkya Rahane also seemed happy about the pitch. He didn’t even say how the pitch would behave, whether it would help spin bowlers or not?. But he made it clear that like the rest of the teams, they take advantage of the home environment and conditions. So India will do the same. In such a situation, if both the teams come with 3 spin bowlers in this test, then hardly anyone will be surprised.
How will the weather be in Kanpur?
Winter has started in North India. In such a situation, the effect of cold can be seen in the initial hours of Kanpur Test. On the first day of Kanpur test, the temperature can remain around 28 degrees. Which is good for test cricket. The wind can blow at a speed of 11 kmph throughout the day. In the morning, the effect of dew may remain little. In such a situation, fast bowlers can get help. At the same time, the possibility of rain is negligible.