Cricket: India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Score
The news from the first cricket Test between India and New Zealand, is that Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara will play in place of the retired VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid for India.
The Test match will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on August 23, 2012. The match will start at 9:30 a.m India time. See scorecard.
The Indian team is returning to Test action after a gap of seven months, which was preceded by two disastrous Test series.
After being drubbed 0-4 in England that stripped India off their No. 1 Test status, an identical rout followed in Australia. India have slipped to No. 5 in less than a year's time in Test Rankings.
All India Radio will broadcast live cricket commentary alternatively in English and Hindi from 9.00 Hrs to 1700 Hrs or till the end of the March. The commentary can be heard on Rajadhani and FM Gold Channels.
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Capt), Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Cheteshwar Pujara, Suresh Raina, Ravichandran Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Ajinkya Rahane, Subramaniam Badrinath and Piyush Chawla.
New Zealand: Ross Taylor (Capt), Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Daniel Flynn, James Franklin, Martin Guptill, Chris Martin, Brendon McCullum, Tarun Nethula, Jeetan Patel, Tim Southee, Kruger van Wyk, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson.