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Surely you all would have watched the exciting advertisements on Star Sports. Virat Kohli and his men are gearing up to take a revenge against the England team. India faced defeats in last three test series against England. The advertisement this time suits right to the situation. The claim seems valid that India has an upper hand with such a strong track record in last couple of years. India has clinched test series wins against the likes of Sri Lanka, West Indies, South Africa and New Zealand. They have climbed up the ladder and reached the top of the ICC Test Rankings. On the other hand England is not the same team that toured to India in 2012-13. England would surely have a tough time around in India this time.

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India vs England 2016 Test Series Schedule

1st Test - 9th November 2016 - Rajkot
2nd Test - 17th November 2016 - Visakhapatnam
3rd Test - 26th November 2016 - Mohali
4th Test - 8th December 2016 - Mumbai
5th Test - 16th December 2016 - Chennai

Squad Details

India: Gautam Gambhir, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Murali Vijay, Karun Nair, Virat Kohli (C), Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jayant Yadav, Hardik Pandya

England: Alastair Cook, Jake Ball, Gary Ballance, Gareth Batty, Moeen Ali, Zafar Ansari, Jonny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Ben Duckett, Steven Finn, Haseeb Hameed, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, James Anderson

Team Form Guide

India has won their last three test matches while England has lost the latest one against Bangladesh. Before that they won one and lost one.

Captain's Inputs

Virat Kohli is pretty clear with the way forward. He said the team is not here to just compete but to win. His team has seen a lot of success since the time they toured to Sri lanka last year. Since then they haven't lost a series. Infact the series loss against England in 2012-13 is India's last defeat on the home soil.

The Spin Challenge

The biggest challenge for England would be the spin trio of India - Ashwin, Misra and Jadeja. These three have created repeated havoc in the opposition party. Sans Cook and Root, the other England batsmen may face a lot of difficulty playing against these three spinners.

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India has climbed up the ladder of test rankings and reached the number one spot. And they are there to stay for a good amount of time now. Before India lock horns with England in another test series, we have a five match ODI series between India and New Zealand. The focus shifts again to the Dhoni's XI. Virat Kohli has done a great job as test captain and he returns back the captain's responsibility to MS Dhoni. Watch India vs New Zealand 1st ODI Live Streaming on HotStar mobile app with live Hindi and English commentary.

Dhoni has been in news even after his test retirement. He has been India's regular captain in limited overs cricket. He has also been in news with his biopic movie released recently. Above all, he looks fit and slim at an age of 35. While Kohli is gaining a lot of popularity, after the IPL this is Dhoni's another chance to grab some eyeballs on the ground. He won't be getting a chance to play International cricket soon because India plays ODI and T20 cricket in January.

Suddenly under Kohli's regime, test cricket seems to have retained a lot of popularity. A five ODI series between two test series along with change in captains adds to the flavour. Cricket fans would love to see this change and then revert to test cricket again. India has to play test series against England, Bangladesh and Australia. A pack test schedule for India.

India ranks fourth in the ICC ODI rankings. New Zealand is above India ranked on third. New Zealand might have looked a weaker proposition in the test matches, but they can provide a good resistance in the shorter format of the game. A 4-1 series win over New Zealand can provide India third position in the ICC ODI rankings.

Here are the squad details for India vs New Zealand ODI series:

Indian squad:
MS Dhoni (C), Virat Kohli, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Suresh Raina, Mandeep Singh, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Jasprit Bumrah, Dhawal Kulkarni, Umesh Yadav.

New Zealand squad:
Kane Williamson (C), Martin Guptill, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Anton Devcich, Tom Latham, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi, BJ Watling, Doug Bracewell, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Matt Henry

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India takes on New Zealand in the third test. The stage is pretty clear for India, isn't it? Nail this one and have a prolonged stay on the number one position of ICC Test Rankings. Meanwhile New Zealand will play for pride. A test win on Indian soil will boost their confidence to higher levels before they play India in the limited overs game. By the way, Indian team for the ODI series is already declared and you would see the likes of Dhoni and Raina back in action. Coming back to the third test match, watch live streaming on HotStar and Star Sports website, live telecast with Hindi and English commentary on Star Sports HD network in India.

Gautam Gambhir fans would be glad to see the man back in action. While India has won the toss and batting first, his two consecutive sixes to a quickie must have brought smiles on the faces of his fans. Good to see him time the ball so well and it seems he is due for a big one. Gambhir seems to be here to grab this opportunity with both hands.

The pitch here at Indore doesn't seem to be any different from other Indian pitches. There is already some wear and tear which would progress as the match goes on. There would definitely be a lot for spinners on this pitch. Will it be another four day affair? Never know. India is batting first and they would look for a score of 350 plus. This would be good to put pressure on the New Zealand batsmen who are already finding it hard to tackle the spin.

We have already seen some good turn offered to Jeetan Patel. This might bring a glow in the eyes of Indian spinners. While Indians would manage to tackle the spin to a large extent, will the maiden test pitch of Indore provide some mercy to Kiwi batsmen who would find it hard to face the spin?


So far so good, Gambhir has looked in good touch. If he scores big he will bring more confusion for the selectors in future. Rahul has done a great job as an opener but he is ruled out due to injury along with Dhawan. Gambhir might make himself a strong contender for future and trigger regular inclusions. 

Indian team would be eager to win this test and stage a better competition for others teams who would soon visit India for test series. England is one such tough competition for India. Series against England would kick off soon. India vs England cricket series live streaming and telecast will also be available on HotStar and Star Sports.

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India vs New Zealand 2nd Test Match Preview

1-0 up in the series, the home team is roaring ahead to take a unassailable lead in the test series. India, under the captaincy of Virat Kohli in test cricket has flourished well so far. Aiming another test series win, Kohli would also be targeting the top spot in the ICC Test Rankings. With a lot many test matches scheduled at home, he has already defined this test season as career defining for many in the Indian squad. New Zealand on the other hand would be wondering how to tackle Indian spin bowlers. A sigh of relief for them, the Eden Gardens pitch might not support the spinners that much. Let's see if the Kiwis can capitalise on this opportunity.

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Injured KL Rahul has been replaced by Gautam Gambhir in the squad. This decision came as a big surprise for everyone. It would be an interesting aspect to see if Gambhir gets an opportunity in the playing XI or will it be Dhawan opening with Murali Vijay.

India plays its 250th test match at home and the team would certainly love to make this memorable with a win. If India manages to win or draw this match, it would be a 13 match streak where India stayed unbeaten at home. 

Cheteshwar Pujara was a concern for the critics. But he has done well to score two half centuries in the first test match. Kohli couldn't score much and he is certainly due for a big one in this series.

As far as the bowling is concerned, you never know; Kohli might opt for three spinners this time. Amit Mishra, R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja can create havoc for the Kiwis. Meanwhile this match would also bring some life to the quickies as the ball is expected to do a lot in first two days. It would be interesting to see what would a captain decide after winning the toss.

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India vs New Zealand 1st Test Preview & Live Streaming Telecast Information
 
A marathon home test series begins for India. And what a cricketing treat of test cricket fans here in India. In the midst of too many ODI and T20 matches, team India would now feature in more than two series of test matches at home. This begins with India vs New Zealand test match series. First of the three test match series kicks off at the Green Park stadium in Kanpur. This also marks the 500th test match for India - only the fourth side to reach this landmark.

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Squads:
India - Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), KL Rahul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan, Amit Mishra, Cheteshwar Pujara, Murali Vijay, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.

New Zealand - Kane Williamson (c), BJ Watling (wk), Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Jimmy Neesham, Luke Ronchi (wk) , Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Mark Craig,Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner.

New Zealand haven't made too many trips to India for a test series. Infact they haven't had a very good time touring here for test matches. They have managed to win just two matches in India and the last one came absolute ages ago!

Indian team, especially under the test captaincy of Virat Kohli looks unbeatable. Not to forget this team defeated South Africa 3-0 in the last test series at home. They also defeated West Indies in West Indies last month. The confidence of this team is soaring high and they would strive hard to retain the top spot of ICC Test Rankigns which they missed narrowly in the last series against West Indies. Currently, Pakistan is placed at the first position.

New Zealand is lead by the brillaint Kane Williamson who is an aggressive players and a good batsman against spin. His leadership has received a lot of appreciation and New Zealand as a team has done wonders in last two years.

Virat Kohli would have a lot of options to pick from. Cheteshwar Pujara seems to be slightly out of form but he has then he has in form KL Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma. Even R Ashwin and Wriddhiman Saha have done wonders with the bat.

From the bowling perspective, India's strength would lie in the spin department. Amit Mishra and R Ashwin can create good amount of trouble for the Kiwi batsmen. A lot also depends on the nature of Kanpur's pitch.