Home > News >

India win toss, elect to bowl against New Zealand XI in warm-up match at Whangarei

India win toss, elect to bowl against New Zealand XI in warm-up match at Whangarei
India will look to win the warm-up match ahead of Test series after losing the ODI series 0-4 © Getty Images

Feb 2, 2014

India won the toss elected to bowl in the warm-up match against New Zealand XI at Whangarei on Sunday.

Rohit Sharma will lead the side in absence of regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Vice-captain Virat Kohli isn’t part of the playing XI too.

Ishwar Pandey makes it to the team. Ambati Rayudu and Wriddhiman Saha has also been included. Saha is the wicketkeeper.

Dhoni‘s men would be aiming to put that behind them when they begin the Test leg of the tour. The Test series starts from February 6.

It is a quiet town, much like Napier where the ODI leg started two weeks ago.

The tour started without much fan-fare allowing the Indian team nearly five days of practice, and while they made good use of the facilities provided there, it didn’t really show up on the field in the ensuing contests.

Whangarei is similarly quiet and perhaps the team could do with some introspection, away from the spotlight. It is a parallel reflection from the South African tour previously, wherein the Indian team had also lost the ODI series, riddled with short bowling and inadequate application from both batsmen and bowlers.

The big difference is that their practice game on that tour was washed out due to unseasonal rains and wet outfield.

Teams:

New Zealand XI: George Worker, Robbie O’Donnell, Anton Devcich (c), Jono Hickey, Shawn Hicks, Henry Walsh, Tim Seifert (wk), Jono Boult, Roald Badenhorst, Ili Tugaga, Iain McPeake, Tipene Friday.

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Amabti Rayudu, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Zaheer Khan, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishwar Pandey.

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 24, 2014 (12:30 IST)   at Bulawayo

India tour of England 2014

Jul 27, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Southampton

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

India tour of England 2014

Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester

More

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 18, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 6 wkts

India tour of England 2014

Jul 17, 2014  at London

India won by 95 runs

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 16, 2014  at Galle

South Africa won by 153 runs

Photos

Gallery: India vs England 2nd Test at Lord's

Videos

Alastair Cook jokes about his bowling

10 things you need to know about Zaheer Abbas

Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2nd Test at Colombo: Pride at stake for high-flying hosts

Mahela Jayawardene at SSC: A tale of 11 tons

Please help Graeme Pollock, cricket boards and franchises of the world

Cricket at Commonwealth Games and Olympics: Why not?

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe 2014 England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Ishant Sharma South Africa South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs South Africa Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2014 Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan 2014

Mahela Jayawardene ton takes Sri Lanka to 305/5 on Day 1 of 2nd Test against Sri Lanka

Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma advises him not to play square of wicket

Afghanistan set target of 260 against Zimbabwe in 4th ODI at Bulawayo

India A tour of Australia 2014: Manan Vohra, Mohit Sharma give India A easy win

Mahela Jayawardene scores 11th Test ton at SSC; Sri Lanka 212/3 at tea on Day 1 against South Africa

10 things you need to know about Zaheer Abbas

Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2nd Test at Colombo: Pride at stake for high-flying hosts

Mahela Jayawardene at SSC: A tale of 11 tons

Please help Graeme Pollock, cricket boards and franchises of the world

Cricket at Commonwealth Games and Olympics: Why not?

Fan of the Day

Fan Cricket

Fan Cricket

11 Posts | 2 Fans

Brazil vs Netherlands, 3rd place Fifa World Cup 2014 match Video Highlights

Jodha Akbar: Will Jodha lose Akbar’s child?

Apple reportedly prepping a 12-inch MacBook and a 4K Mac for October release

Vir Das feels that Jaane Kyon has been his toughest film so far!

6 benefits of increased Foreign Direct Investment limit in insurance sector

Commonwealth Games 2014: Scotland swimmer Hannah Miley sets new record

ZTE India posts sales of nearly Rs 2,813 crore in FY2013-14

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here