India tour of New Zealand 2020
India vs New Zealand Head-to-Head Record: Match Results of Last Five IND vs NZ Test Encounters Ahead of Two-Match Series
The last time when India and New Zealand locked horns in latter’s soil for a Test series, the Kiwis registered a 1-0 triumph in a two-match Test series. However, India are certainly become a stronger side and will be aiming to defeat the Blackcaps in their fortress.
Prithvi Shaw vs Trent Boult and Other Exciting Mini Battles to Watch Out for During India vs New Zealand 1st Test 2020 in Wellington
With Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson gaining full fitness, the Indian batsmen certainly have to be at their prime to pile up big scores. Nevertheless, they have the services of veterans like Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara who can give any bowling line-up a run for their money.
Virat Kohli and Co Visit Indian High Commission in Wellington, Every Team Wants to Beat Us; Says Captain Ahead of First Test Against New Zealand (Watch Video)
India's tour of New Zealand began on a thumping note with the visitors handing 5-0 whitewash to the Blackcaps. However, in the three-match ODI series, the Kiwis returned the favour and clean-swept India 3-0.
India vs New Zealand Dream11 Team Prediction: Tips to Pick Best Playing XI With All-Rounders, Batsmen, Bowlers & Wicket-Keepers for IND vs NZ 1st Test Match 2020
Hosts, New Zealand, will miss key pacer Neil Wagner for the 1st Test match with the 33-year-old awaiting the birth of his first child. Wagner, who had been part of training sessions in the past two days, travelled to Tauranga to be beside his wife and they expect their first child. Matt Henry has been called up as Wagner’s replacement.
India vs New Zealand 1st Test 2020: Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Jasprit Bumrah & Other Key Players to Watch Out for in Wellington
India thrashed New Zealand 5-0 in the T20I series and the hosts returned the favour in three-match ODI series both sides will, however, have more than wanting to outplay each other in the Test series. The ICC World Test Championship have changed the course and interests Test cricket holds in current times.
Ahead of India vs New Zealand 1st Test 2020 Fan Believes Virat Kohli Is 'S**t With Tosses', Harsha Bhogle Comes Up With an Apt Response
After the T20I and One-Day International (ODI) series, India and New Zealand will face-off in the game's longest format. India whitewashed Kiwis 5-0 in the T20I series. However, the Blackcaps bounced back to clean sweep the Men in Blue in three-match ODI series.
From Virat Kohli Becoming Fastest to 22,000 International Runs to Ishant Sharma Picking 300 Test Wickets, List of Milestones Indian Players Could Achieve During Upcoming IND vs NZ Test Series 2020
The visitors have a star-studded line-up with veterans like Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Ishant Sharma being in the squad. Also, young guns like Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal have displayed the glimpses of his potential early in his career and will be aiming to do well in New Zealand too.
Ross Taylor Set to Become First Cricketer to Play At Least 100 Matches in All Formats
However, no one yet has played 100 games in all the three formats and Ross Taylor is set to become the first cricketer to get the prestigious feat. The first Test between India and New Zealand will be the 100th Test of Taylor’s glorious career and by stepping into that game.
India vs New Zealand 1st Test 2020: Ind Predicted Playing XI; Prithvi Shaw Set for Test Comeback, Rishabh Pant to Don the Gloves
With Rohit Sharma being injured and ruled out of the current tour, Mayank Agarwal is likely to open with Prithvi Shaw, who will be making a comeback in Test cricket after almost one and the half years. Shubman Gill is another contender for the opening slot.
Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami and Prithvi Shaw Replicate Crazy Face Emoji Ahead of IND vs NZ Test Series 2020, See Hilarious Pic
The Indian captain shared a picture with Mohammed Shami and Prithvi Shaw in which all three have made weird faces. The snap is nothing but hilarious and as an Indian cricket fan, you will not want to miss out your stars’ uncanny avatar.
Rishabh Pant Scores Quick-Fire Half-Century During IND vs NZ XI Practice Match, Twitterati Heap Praises on the Wicket-Keeper Batsman
In the third innings of the match, the dynamic southpaw unleashed his carnage and rained fours and sixes all over the Seddon Park in Hamilton. The likes of Scott Kuggeleijn and Ish Sodhi couldn’t restrict the batsman and as a result, Pant ended up scoring a 65-ball 70 in the tied affair.
IND vs NZ XI Warm-Up Match: Twitterati Reacts to Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill’s Failures, Wonders Why Captain Virat Kohli Didn’t Bat on Day 1 Against New Zealand XI
But even as India struggled, fought hard and were bowled out in one Day just before the 1st IND vs NZ Test on February 21, 2020 (Tuesday), their captain and best batter – Virat Kohli – was nowhere to be seen. Reports claimed that the Indian skipper had opted full a full and gruelling training session instead of batting in the warm-up game.