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First test between India, New Zealand to begin tomorrow in Kanpur

After thrashing New Zealand 3-0 in the T20I series, Team India will now host the Black Caps in a two-match Test series.

The first test will begin tomorrow at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur.

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New Zealand have never won a Test series in India. KL Rahul has been ruled out of the two-match Test series against New Zealand as the Indian opener had sustained a muscle strain on his left thigh. Suryakumar Yadav has been added to the squad as KL Rahul’s replacement.

Rahul’s injury is a massive setback to the Indian team with the likes of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli already missing. Kohli will return to lead the side in the second Test in Mumbai but Rohit has been rested from the entire series.

India Test squad as per BCCI wil be, Ajinkya Rahane (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), KS Bharat (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Md. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna.

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