India vs New Zealand Live Score 1st Test Live Cricket Streaming NZ vs IND Match Preview Prediction 22nd September 2016: After playing many matches outside the homeland, Indian team is back to play on its territories now. Its series starts with New Zealanders today. (check: Uri Avenged?.)
The first three test match series begins at Kanpur. It’s the new journey of Indian skipper Virat Kohli as he took over the responsibility from MS Dhoni. NZ are the first opponents for him as the game starts on Thursday at the Green Park Stadium. Let’s hope for an interesting one to watch.
India vs New Zealand Live Score
This match is important due to two reasons. First is that it is the first game of a long season to be played in India as England, Australia, and Bangladesh have a preplanned tour schedule here. The second point is that it’s the 500th test match of India in its entire history.
A number of star cricketers including legends such as Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid, Kapil Dev, and Sourav Ganguly will be present in the stadium. So, current Indian players certainly won’t want to disappoint their seniors and former players.
If India plays with consistency and their best, then New Zealand will lose this match and the series. Indian cricket team has a better bowling lineup with R Ashwin at the front while Ravindra Jadeja and Amit Mishra will provide their support in the off spinning front.India vs New Zealand Live Score
According to the expectations, India will play with its six batsmen. Rohit Sharma and Chetseshwar Pujara have been finalized to play while either Bhuvneshwar Kumar or Mohammed Shami will be included in the playing xi for this historic game. What all this means is that there is no room for any error especially for the bowling department. And the pressure will rise on the spinners and too particularly on Ashwin.
Great players emerge from the nail-biting and under pressure conditions. It looks like India wants to show the same. Kohli will be in the spotlight as the majority of hopes and expectations are associated with him. He is expected to paly the dominant cricket just as he do in the other two forms of the game.
In this home season, India will play a total of 13 tests. Thus, Kohli has got the perfect chance to prove himself as the best Test batsmen in the world. As far as shorter formats of cricket are concerned, he has shown from time to time that he is an undisputed one.India vs New Zealand Live Score
On the other hand, New Zealand also has a number of good batsmen in their squad. Kane Williamson, the NZ skipper, happens to be similar as Kohli for India. Williamson has scored all across the globe. With the will, the right-hand batsman will try to score as much run as possible on the Indian soil. The wicket of Kiwi’s captain will be the crucial one as he holds him team while on the ground.
On the whole, the real match looks like to be New Zealand’s spinners vs. Indian batsmen. If Indi’s players successfully tackled and scored runs against spinners like Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, and Mark Craig, then the visitors will struggle to compete in the game. However, if the opposite happens, then the match would turn into a cliffhanger.
Where to Watch India vs New Zealand Live Score Streaming
IND vs NZ 1st test match is to start at 9.30am IST (4 pm NZT, 5 am BST, 12 am ET).
India: TV: Star Sports 1, 3, Star Sports HD1 and 3. Live Streaming: Hotstar.
NewZealand: TV: Sky Sport 3. Lie Streaming: Sky Go NZ.
UK: TV: Sky Sports 2. Live Streaming: Watch Sky Sports.
Canada, USA: TV: Willow TV. Live Streaming: Willow TV Online.
Middle East: TV: OSN Cricket. Live Streaming: OSN Cricket Live.