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Live commentary from India vs New Zealand: bullet-by-bullet coverage of the first test in Kanpur – UK start time, team news and full coverage


India host New Zealand in a two-game test series this winter and all the action will be live on talkSPORT.

The mini-series begins in Kanpur this week and will see the top two teams in the ICC Test standings compete against each other.

Kane Williamson’s New Zealand face India in two test matches this winter

Kane Williamson’s New Zealand beat India and England in June and are currently the industry best in the long form game.

India are right behind the Kiwis and will be keen to push the home advantage into play in the coming weeks.

India vs New Zealand: how to listen

The first Test between India and New Zealand will start on Thursday 25 November and will run until Monday 29 November.

The opening ball is scheduled to take place at 4 a.m. UK time.

Uninterrupted coverage of the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur will be broadcast live on talkSPORT 2.

Jon Norman will be your host and commentary on Neil Manthorp, Jarrod Kimber and former England internationals Gareth Batty and Steve Harmison.

There is also a full preview of this test series on The Cricket Collective on talkSPORT 2 with Manthorp and Harmison which is now available as a podcast on the Follow On feed through the talkSPORT app, or wherever you get your podcasts.

The second test will take place at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and will run from Friday December 3 to Tuesday December 7.

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Live commentary from India vs New Zealand: bullet-by-bullet coverage of the first test in Kanpur – UK start time, team news and full coverage
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India vs New Zealand: the teams

India: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), KS Bharat (wicket keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma , Umesh Yadav, Md. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna

New Zealand:Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell (week), Devon Conway, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Will Somerville, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Will Young, Neil Wagner .

India vs New Zealand: what was said?

Kane Williamson: “The preparation was very good, the guys were able to practice. All Test players are delighted to meet again.

“I’m sure throughout the series the rotation component will be a factor and it won’t be any different at Kanpur. It will be a question of evaluating the conditions as quickly as possible.

“Look, a very difficult schedule after a World Cup, and thank you to both teams for doing their best and really competing in a big way.

“I don’t think we’re favorites. The great strength of Indian cricket is its depth and we have seen this over the years. India has a great knowledge of its own conditions, we know the challenge is great.

“I guess everyone is looking for different ways to be efficient, whether it’s the new ball for a crimper or a spinner depending on their role.

“The Indian team have new players from their last series, so there are different factors to consider. For us, it’s about being well prepared and being as efficient as possible as a unit. bowling.


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