India is set to face New Zealand in its historic 500th Test at the Green Park, Kanpur on 22 September. The Virat Kohli-led side has already celebrated the occasion with the skipper himself cutting the special cake arranged by the hotel authorities. The two sides will lock horns on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has made invitations to several Indian cricket legends to attend the landmark Test. The board has invited Sachin Tendulkar, Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Dilip Vengsarkar and Mohammad Azharuddin among several other dignitaries.
Here is all you need to know about the test match:
What time does India vs New Zealand 1st Test start?
The first Test between India and New Zealand will start at 9:00 am.
Which TV channel will do the live broadcast of India vs New Zealand 1st Test match?
The viewers can catch the live action on Start Sports 1, Star Sports HD 1, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports HD 3.
How to watch online live streaming of India vs New Zealand 1st Test Match?
The website Star Sports (dot) com (www.starsports.com) will be telecasting the match live.
What are the squads of two teams for India vs New Zealand 1st Test at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh?
India: Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, R. Ashwin, W. Saha (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Md. Shami, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Mark Craig, Doug Bracewell, Mark Craig, Matt Henry, Martin Guptill, James Neesham, Luke Ronchi, Ish Sodhi, Neil Wagner, Ross Taylor, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, BJ Watling
What is special about India vs New Zealand 1st Test match?
While it will be a regular game but will hold special significance in its own way. The Thursday’s game will be India’s ‘500th Test’ ever. Indian side celebrated the moment in advance as Virat Kohli on Saturday cut a specially customized cake kept by the hotel authorities to make the occasion special. The Indian side arrived in batches on Saturday for the Test match with Wriddhiman Saha, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja to be the first ones to reach the venue. The New Zealand team is scheduled to arrive on Monday.