Kanpur | India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat against New Zealand in the first cricket Test which is also country’s historic 500th match in the longest format.
India are going with four bowlers and six specialist batsmen including Rohit Sharma in the playing XI.
New Zealand have decided to play three spinners in their playing XI which includes Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi and Mark Craig.
India: Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Luke Ronchi, BJ Watling (wk), Mitchell Santner, Mark Craig, Neil Wagner, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult.