India vs New Zealand Test Series Playing 11 & Team Squad, Ind vs NZ 1st Test Match Strongest Playing 11, 15-Members Squad for Test Series starts from 25 November 2021 

India’s tour was also disappointing for New Zealand after losing the T20 World Cup title to Australia. New Zealand has also lost the 3-match T20I series against India. India won the series by defeating New Zealand by 5 wickets in the first T20I, 7 wickets in the second, and 73 runs in the third Twenty20 match.

Now the 1st Test between India – New Zealand is going to start from 25th November. The first match of the Test series will be held from November 25-29 at Green Park, Kanpur. For this, you can see India vs New Zealand Test Series Playing 11 & Team Squad here.

India vs New Zealand Strongest first-choice Test Series Playing 11 

Here you can see the India Squad for the Test Series against New Zealand. The start of the World Test Championship 2021-23 was very positive for Team India. India remained a strong team in the championship with a 2-1 win in the England Test series. This is a great achievement for Team India considering their struggle in Test cricket in England.

After that assignment, Team India has now moved to a more comfortable environment at home to face New Zealand. While New Zealand is a very strong team, the same cannot be said looking at their performances over the years in India. Only twice in 34 Tests has New Zealand been able to win in India. Surprisingly, they have not won a Test series in India yet.

India Team Squad for Test Series vs New Zealand 

Team India has defeated New Zealand 3-0 in the T20I series and the players of India are now returning in good form as well. Around 3-4 players from the T20 team will be part of the Test squad. Ajinkya Rahane will captain the Indian team in the first match of the Test series. In the second test match, Virat Kohli will take over the captaincy.

Possible India Playing 11 for 1st Test

Anjikya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, KS Bharat (WK), Mayank Agrawal, Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill & Wrdhiman Saha (wk), Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja & Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna & Umesh Yadav

Note- Virat Kohli to join the Squad as Captain for the 2nd Test. 

Coach: Rahul Dravid // Captain: Ajinkya Rahane // Vice-captain: Cheteshwar Pujara

India vs New Zealand Test Series Playing 11 & Team Squad

Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, KS Bharat (WK), Mayank Agarwal, Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill & Wriddhiman Saha (WK)

All-rounders: Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja & Ravichandran Ashwin 

Bowlers: Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna & Umesh Yadav

You can see India’s 15-members Squad for the Test Series against New Zealand. We have provided complete details about India vs New Zealand Test Series Playing 11 & Team Squad here. 

Check details- New Zealand Cricket Team in India in 2021-22 

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