The great matches comeback in India with India Vs New Zealand they faced off in their 1st Test Match at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad on November 4, 2010 at 04:00 GMT/09:30 IST. The other two test matches will be played at Kanpur and Nagpur.
The Indian batting order looks formidable as it has stars like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Virender Sehwag, who has all been in well nick in current times. The comeback of Gambhir, who was laid low down by a knee injury, means that opener Murali Vijay will have to sit out of the series.
India Squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Virender Sehwag (vice-captain), Gautam Gambhir, Murali Vijay, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Suresh Raina, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, S Sreesanth, Pragyan Ojha and Amit Mishra.
New Zealand Cricket team has already reached Ahmedabad on Saturday for a series of 3 test matches and 5 one-dayers in opposition to India during the next five weeks. Talking to media persons, New Zealand Coach Mark Great Batch said that they have come for an aggressive cricket.
New Zealand Squad: Daniel Vettori (Captain), Brent Arnel, Hamish Bennett, Martin Guptill, Gareth Hopkins, Chris Martin, Brendon McCullum, Tim McIntosh, Andy McKay, Jeetan Patel, Jesse Ryder, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson.
The first ever test match on this ground, while the One Day series will be played in five special Cities, including the likes of Guwahati, Jaipur, Baroda, Bangalore and Chennai. MS Dhoni will be leading the Indian side in both Test and ODI matches and they will trying out some new combinations and get prepared for the World Cup. So, don’t miss the match between India Vs New Zealand.