India aims to whitewash New Zealand in test series because India has already won two test matches out of three but the other side Williamson is trying his best to make sure at least gain last one victory against India. Ravichandran Ashwin Right-arm off-break brilliant bowler with good batting skills is a one-man army.
He took fourteen wickets in the last two test matches and absolutely he was the most wicket taker till the second test match. Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja is the second most wicket-taker with ten wickets. From New Zealand Mitchell Josef Santner is the most dangerous bowler for India because he took nine wickets in two matches.
CA Pujara scored most runs in four innings, he scored 231 runs with highest 87. RG Sharma got the second position with 187 runs and L Ronchi from New Zealand scored 185 runs.
Toss: India won the toss and elected to bat
Watch Online Ind v NZ 3rd Test Match Day 1 Full HD Highlights Today at Indore Saturday, October 8th, 2016.
M Vijay, G Gambhir, CA Pujara, V Kohli*, AM Rahane, RG Sharma, R Ashwin, WP Saha†, RA Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, UT Yadav.
New Zealand team
TWM Latham, MJ Guptill, KS Williamson*, LRPL Taylor, L Ronchi, JDS Neesham, MJ Santner, BJ Watling†, JS Patel, MJ Henry, TA Boult.
Match timings: 09:30 local time (04:00 GMT)
The Indore pitch is known to provide assistance for quicks and value for shots, but don’t expect it at the cost of home advantage. The word is that the pitch is expected to behave similarly to Kanpur. Virat Kohli said it was a hard surface, which should have some carry.
Williamson, though, said the pitch was soft and bare at both ends. He expected to turn, but also felt that the softness of the pitch with the weather around was a factor. There has been some rain around in the lead-up to the Test, but the forecast is for an uninterrupted match.
Williamson’s return will mean Henry Nicholls misses out with Martin Guptill expected to be given another chance. Matt Henry’s impressive performance in Kolkata could mean he stays in and Neil Wagner makes way for the third spinner Ish Sodhi. India has lost Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shikhar Dhawan from the last Test.
Gambhir should replace Dhawan, and depending on the nature of the pitch either Umesh Yadav or Amit Mishra should come in. A left-field selection could mean a debut for either paceman Shardul Thakur or off-spinner Jayant Yadav.
Test no. 2223 Highlights | 2016/17 season
Played at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
08,09,10,11,12 October 2016 (5-day match)
Umpires – HDPK Dharmasena and BNJ Oxenford
TV umpire – C Shamshuddin
Match referee – DC Boon
Reserve umpire – Nitin Menon
India 267/90 overs