Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday said that his side would look for a fresh start in the new season after last year's Test debacle by winning the two-match series against New Zealand starting in Hyderabad on Thursday.

 

India's suffered eight successive Test defeats – four each in England and Australia – last season but Dhoni sought to dwell on the positives, saying that his side can not go south further.

"Yes, we had a disappointing eight last Test matches (abroad), but if you look at the positive side of it, there is only one way and that's going up," Dhoni told reporters at the press conference ahead of the first Test in Hyderabad on Thursday.

"We're expected to win the series and if you talk about starting well it means winning the series which means looking ahead for the next 15 days. For us, it will be to start the Test match on a positive note," he said.

Dhoni said his side would have to first get into the groove and do the basics right to build the momentum.