New Zealand tour of India 2021

IND vs NZ 2021: “Beauty of Test cricket is that you need to want it” says Ashwin after enthralling draw

After five days of intriguing cricket, the first Test between India and New Zealand at Kanpur ended in a thrilling draw. With India just a wicket away from a win, bad light forced the umpires to call it a draw eventually. Nonetheless, New Zealand showed great character to hang...

Daniel Vettori wants Rahane to be dropped for the Mumbai Test

Former New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori says India cricketer Ajinkya Rahane should be dropped for the second Test in Mumbai from December 3. New Zealand's greatest spinner said Rahane didn't look tentative when batting, he was still getting out cheaply, which would weigh on his mind sooner or later. He...

Shreyas Iyer to make his debut in Kanpur Test, confirms Rahane

Shreyas Iyer is set to make his Test debut tomorrow against New Zealand in the Kanpur Test, confirmed stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane. Speaking on the match eve, India's stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane confirmed a day before the opening Test of the series in Kanpur against New Zealand that Iyer will...

IND vs NZ 2021: KL Rahul ruled out, Suryakumar Yadav added to the squad

Indian opener KL Rahul has been ruled out of the Two match Test series against New Zealand on Tuesday. BCCI called up Suryakumar Yadav as his replacement. KL sustained a muscle strain on his left thigh which will keep him out of the New Zealand Tests. Rahul missed out from...

Ross Taylor not ready to reveal his counter plans against Ashwin

New Zealand Veteran batter Ross Taylor has remained tight-lipped on his plans to tackle Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. In the build up to the Test series, Taylor was asked about his preparations and plans to tackle Ashwin in a media interaction and he said: "I don't want to give my secrets...

IND vs NZ 2021: ” Great feeling playing for the country” – Harshal Patel

Harshal Patel made his T20I debut for India in the second T20I against New Zealand. He replaced fellow pacer Mohammed Siraj in the playing XI. Representing the country for the first time is obviously a special moment for any cricketer. Harshal Patel made the most of his opportunity, grabbing...

IND vs NZ 2021: “Always good to be in rhythm” – Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has not had much game time coming into the New Zealand T20I series. The Team India pacer had a good outing in the first T20I in Jaipur and looked in good rhythm. Bhuvneshwar was at his very best as he returned with figures of 2/24 from his four...

IND vs NZ 2021: Shreyas and Venkatesh won’t feel so “judged” in this dressing room – Dinesh Karthik

Indian Wicketkeeper batter Dinesh Karthik thinks Shreyas Iyer and Venkatesh Iyer won’t feel ‘judged’ in the team room after they failed in the first T20I. India was set a target of 165 in the first T20I against New Zealand on Wednesday. The men in blue were cruising towards the victory...

Venkatesh Iyer makes his India debut in the first T20I against New Zealand

Venkatesh Iyer makes his India debut for the first T20I against New Zealand. He was handed his cap by skipper Rohit Sharma. Just prior to the start of the first T20I between India and New Zealand in Jaipur, the Madhya Pradesh all-rounder recieved his maiden cap from the newly appointed...

Kane Williamson opts out of the T20I series to prepare for the Test series

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson will miss this week’s three-game T20I series against India as he prioritises preparing for the following Test series. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) released a statement confirming the unavailability of Williamson for the T20I series against India starting Wednesday. “Blackcaps captain Kane Williamson will miss this week’s...