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India and New Zealand are set to take on each other in a two-match Test series. The IND vs NZ, 1st Test begins on November 25 (Thursday) at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. India recently bagged a 3-0 whitewash against New Zealand in the T20I series. India will be led by Ajinkya Rahane in IND vs NZ 1st Test while Kane Williamson will lead Kiwis in the match.

India hold the top spot in ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 points table. In their previous series, India managed a 2-1 lead over England in an away tour. Out of 4 matches during the tour, India won 2 games and lost 1, while 1 ended in a draw. New Zealand currently holds the top spot in ICC Test rankings and will commence their journey in WTC 2021-23 with the Test series against India. Below we take a look at India’s predicted playing against New Zealand in IND vs NZ 1st Test.

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IND vs NZ: India’s Predicted Playing XI Against New Zealand– New Zealand Tour of India 2021, 1st Test

Mayank Agarwal

Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal (Image Credit: Twitter)

Mayank Agarwal will be the opener for India in IND vs NZ 1st Test. Agarwal last played a Test match last year. He was part of the India tour of England but did not play any of the 4 games with KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma opening the innings in all 4 games. With the absence of both KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal will definitely get the opportunity to showcase his batting strength as an opener.

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