Kane Williamson, the New Zealand skipper, said the upcoming voyage through India will offer a troublesome test for the visitors and will be a decent open door for the more youthful players to learn.
Having won the four-match Test arrangement 2-0 in West Indies, India are set at No. 2 in the ICC Test Rankings. At home, India has been all the more overwhelming. As of late, India have arranged rank turners stuck in an unfortunate situation the resistance at home. In the most recent six years, they have won seven out of eight tournaments at home, while their lone annihilation amid this period was against England in 2012-13, when they lost 2-1 after their spin-ploy backfired.
“It’s a tough place to play, particularly in recent years,” Williamson said on Tuesday (September 13). “The pitches have been very tricky and you throw in world class spinners, the challenge is very tough.”
However, the New Zealand middle order batsman chose to look at the positives and added, “At the same time, we see it as a very exciting opportunity… You want to be playing the best in their backyard and the guys are excited and looking forward to the challenge.”
The visitors have any semblance of Ish Sodhi, Mark Craig and Mitchell Santner in their line-up, however it will likewise be a monstrous test for their batsmen – a youthful line-up that is yet to increase sound accomplishment in Test cricket.
New Zealand were a part of the first-since forever day-night Test played in Adelaide a year ago, and the 26-year old said that it was a decent affair. Prior, the likelihood of having a pink-ball Test amongst India vs New Zealand was talked about, before the Board of Control for Cricket in India expressed that thought was rejected by their partners.
“Having played one, we were obviously quite happy to play one but for some reason, it was deemed not appropriate. Certainly (it) was not something that came from our camp,” he clarified.
The two sides will now play three Tests in traditional format, in Kanpur.India vs New Zealand first test starts from September 22. The second and third Test between the two sides will be played at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens and Indore individually.