IND vs NZ: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report of Green Park Stadium- New Zealand Tour of India 2021, 1st Test Day 1. India and New Zealand are set to lock horns in a two-match Test series. The first IND vs NZ Test is all set to begin on November 25 (Thursday) at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. India recently outplayed New Zealand in the T20I series 3-0, clinching a whitewash against the visitors.
India will be led by Ajinkya Rahane in the first Test. Virat Kohli will join the team in the 2nd Test. The Indian squad sees an absence of some crucial players like Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Rohit Sharma. New Zealand will be happy to welcome their regular skipper Kane Williamson for the Test series, who was rested during the three T20I games.
India last played a Test series against England in August. With a 2-1 lead in 4 Tests, India showed a magnificent show against the hosts England. Hence, the confidence in the Indian Test team is quite high at the moment. On home soil, they are even more powerful against the Kiwis.
On the other hand, Kiwis arrive at the Test series after winning the ICC World Test Championship 2019-21 final, where they defeated India by 8 wickets to lift the trophy. Now, New Zealand will commence their campaign in World Test Championship 2021-23 with the Test series against India. Below we take a look at the weather forecast and pitch report of Green Park Stadium in Kanpur on Day 1 of IND vs NZ 1st Test.
IND vs NZ: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report of Green Park Stadium- New Zealand Tour of India 2021, 1st Test Day 1
IND vs NZ 1st Test will commence on November 25 (Thursday) at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. Hence, November 25 will be Day 1 of the Test match. The match will start at 9:30 AM on Day 1. According to reports from weather.com, the temperature of Kanpur city of India on November 25 will be about 27° Celcius in the morning and fall to 13° at night. The sky will be clear and the humidity will be about 64%.
The average 1st and 2nd innings score at Green Park Stadium in Tests is between 300-400, hence, the teams are expected to smash a 300+ total in the first two innings. However, the 3rd and 4th innings total falls between 150-to 250. The pitch at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur is batting-friendly and tends to help spinners because of the lack of pace.
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