Team India went 0-1 in the 2 Test series against New Zealand, losing by 10 wickets in the first match.
In New Zealand, the Indian team won the Hamilton in March 2009 and the Auckland Test in January 1976.
Dainik BhaskarFeb 29, 2020, 03:57 AM IST Sports Desk. The last and deciding match of the two-Test series between India and New Zealand is being played in Christchurch. The toss will be delayed due to rain. Ishant Sharma, who took 5 wickets in the first Test, is again injured. Suspense remains on his playing in this match. Umesh Yadav may get a chance in his place. Ishant is just 3 wickets away from the 300 wicket mark in Test cricket. The opener Prithvi Shaw had a swelling in his leg. But, now they are being told fit.
In the first match, India had a crushing defeat by 10 wickets. Team India has been able to win only two Tests in 50 years on New Zealand land. The last time in March 2009, India defeated the Kiwi team by 10 wickets in the Hamilton Test. Sachin Tendulkar had scored 160 runs in the match. India won by 8 wickets in Auckland in January 1976 in another match.
Older injury, Ubarishant will be the sixth Indian to take 300 wickets. Among Indians, former spinner Anil Kumble has the highest wickets of 619. Ishant suffered an injury in Edhi during a Ranji Trophy match in January. He underwent a fitness test after four weeks of rest. After playing in it, he played in the first Test. According to the website ESPN Cricinfo, Sharma's chronic injury has recovered again. This type of injury takes 6 weeks to recover, but he returned to the field only after 4 weeks of training at NCA. Captain Virat Kohli's problem is that Jasprit Bumrah has also returned after injury. Mohammed Shami is not in rhythm with him. Ishant saw a ray of hope, but now he too is unfit.
Head-to-head India won 21 of 58 Tests against the Kiwi team so far, losing 11 matches. There were 26 bouts. At the same time, India has won only 5 out of 24 matches in New Zealand. The team lost 9, while 10 Test draws were held. So far, 20 series have been played between the two teams, in which Team India has won 11 times. India lost in 5, while 4 series were drawn.
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Riddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Ishant Sharma.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Tom Blendall, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandholm, Kyle Jamison, Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wicketkeeper), Darrell Mitchell, Ejaz Patel, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling and Matt Henry .