India vs New Zealand Highlights Today, Friday 3-12-2021. 1st Test, New Zealand tour of India, from Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. It’s a must-win match for the home team India because they won their 80 to 90 percent matches on the home grounds.
India win the toss and opt to bat.
Virat Kohli: Looks like a really nice wicket, nice and hard early on and not much grass on it. Today with the sun out, we presume the first innings is going to be the best time to bat. Jayant Yadav comes in for Jadeja. We just have to do more of the basics that we did in Kanpur as well. Credit where due, New Zealand did really well to stick out for a draw. You have to accept when the opposition plays well. Knowing that we know that if we play good cricket at home we’ll be able to seize the opportunity. So it’s Kohli, Siraj, and Jayant for Rahane, Ishant, and Jadeja.
Tom Latham: we definitely would have had a bat. But it has been under covers for a few days so maybe we’ll get something out of it. The way we got the ball to swing in Kanpur was good, hopefully, it swings here as well. Kanpur was really boosting for us, losing the toss and coming away with a draw at the last minute. We know this will be a different surface so important we try to adapt as quickly as we can. Daryl Mitchell is in for Kane Williamson.
India team: 1 Shubman Gill, 2 Mayank Agarwal, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Virat Kohli (capt), 5 Shreyas Iyer, 6 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 7 R Ashwin, 8 Jayant Yadav, 9 Axar Patel, 10 Umesh Yadav, 11 Mohammed Siraj.
New Zealand team: 1 Will Young, 2 Tom Latham (capt), 3 Daryl Mitchell, 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Henry Nicholls, 6 Tom Blundell (wk), 7 Rachin Ravindra, 8 Kyle Jamieson, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Will Somerville, 11 Ajaz Patel.
(last five completed matches, most recent first)
New Zealand: WWDWW
Match Timings: 04:00 GMT | 09:30 Local
Umpires – Anil Chaudhary, Nitin Menon
TV Umpire – Virender Sharma
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – KN Ananthapadmanabhan
Match number – Test no. 2438