New Delhi. India and New Zealand (India vs New Zealand) The first match of the two-Test series will be played in Kanpur from today. Indian team lead Ajinkya Rahane will do because Virat Kohli And Rohit Sharma Has been rested from the first test match. After doing a clean sweep in the T20 series, India is eyeing the Test series. Despite the hat-trick goal from vice-captain Sanjay, the title contenders India were defeated by France 5-4 in the Pool B match of the FIH Junior Hockey World Cup.
For France, captain Timothy Clement (1st, 23rd and 32nd minutes) scored a hat-trick, while Benjamin Marque (7th) and Corentin Cellier (48th) scored two other goals for the 26th-ranked side in the world rankings. Sanjay (15th, 57th, 58th) converted 3 penalty corners for defending champions India, while Uttam Singh (10th minute) scored the second goal for the hosts.