Fascinating India’s tour of New Zealand enters its final leg with the first of two Tests, beginning in Wellington on Friday. As is clear from the way the tour has gone so far, it’s incredibly hard to call, with both sides fancying their chances.
India first. They are a top the ICC rankings and the World Test Championship, with 360 points from three series.
They’re yet to lose a game in the WTC, winning each of their seven matches, each of them comfortably.
Virat Kohli’s men have often spoken about prioritising Test cricket, and the results are showing; they didn’t lose a single Test in 2019.
The challenge will be stiffer this year though, for they’re not scheduled to play at home. The only Tests scheduled till now are ones in New Zealand and Australia.
They’ve shown remarkable improvement in playing overseas in recent times, culminating in their maiden series victory in Australia last year. They’ll be keen to continue the trend and make a strong beginning and a statement in the first series of the new decade.
IND VS NZ 1st Test 2020 Live Streaming Details:
When is the 1st Test between India and New Zealand?
The first Test between India and New Zealand will take place from 21-25 February 2020.
Where is the match being played?
The match will be played at the Basin Reserve, Wellington.
What time does the match begin?
The day’s play begins at 4 am IST with toss taking place at 3.30 am on the first day.
Which TV channels will broadcast India vs New Zealand 1st Test?
The match will be telecast on Star Sports Network in both standards as well as HD format.
How do I watch online the match online?
The match will be live-streamed on Hotstar. You can also catch the live score and over-by-over updates on newsd.in.
India team players: Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Wriddhiman Saha, Virat Kohli(c), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav
New Zealand team players: Kane Williamson, Tom Latham, Ross Taylor, BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell, Henry Nicholls, Kyle Jamieson, Matt Henry, Ajaz Patel, Tim Southee, Trent Boult