The three-day practice match between India and New Zealand will be played in Hamilton today, Friday 14 February. Test matches will start at 3:30 am Indian time.
The teams of India and New Zealand will now be face to face in the two-match Test series. The first match of the series will begin on February 21. This match will be played in Wellington and the 2nd Test will start in Christchurch from 29 February.
When the Indian team enters the three-day warm-up game against New Zealand XI from Friday, everyone’s eyes will be on the opening pair and the spinners.
The Indian team will also play a three-day practice match, which will be played against New Zealand in Hamilton from 14 February. Test matches will start at 3:30 am Indian time.
Playing XI of both teams:
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Riddhiman Saha, Hanuma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja, Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Navdeep Saini and Shubman Gill.
New Zealand: Daryl Mitchell (captain), Finn Allen, Tom Bruce, Dan Cleaver, Henry Cooper, Scott Kugelin, Jimmy Neesham, Rachin Ravindra, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Will Young, Jake Gibson, and Scott Johnson.