HotStar and Star Sports HD network brings another cricket streaming and telecast to us. This time in the form of test cricket. 13 test match long season for India kicks off with India vs New Zealand 2016 test series. This series will include three test matches. The schedule is provided later in this post. The live cricket streaming of this test series will be available on HotStar and Star Sports HD TV network. Live telecast will be available on Star Sports and DD National (Doordarshan) with Hindi and English commentary.
India vs New Zealand 2016 Test Series Schedule:
22nd Sep 2016 - 1st Test at Green Park, Kanpur
30th Sep 2016 - 2nd Test at Eden Gardens, Kolkata
8th Oct 2016 - 3rd Test at Holkar Stadium, Indore
Indian test team - Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Murali Vijay, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav
New Zealand test team - Kane Williamson(c), Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Mark Craig, Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling
Head to Head:
India has played 54 test matches against New Zealand - won 18, lost 10. New Zealand has managed to win just two test matches in India.
India plays its 500th test match at Kanpur. Indian team under Virat Kohli would be pumped up to register a win for the country in its 500th test match. Virat Kohli would also love to register another test series win after beating Sri Lanka, West Indies and South Africa in the same format.
New Zealand team under Kane Williamson would strive hard to do something different this time. With a decent spin attack, NZ will try hard to nail test win in India. If they can somehow manage to cope up with Indian spin attack, they can create an upset in India.
This promises to be an exciting test series. With the likes of Kane Williamson, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, R Ashwin, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Ross Taylor and many to name, we are promised for an absolutely good cricketing treat.