Indian cricket team gears up to begin life without the famed batting duo of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman when they take on a lowly New Zealand in the first Test of the two-match series.

 

The captain of Indian cricket team MS Dhoni has admitted that the team will miss the services of champion players.

 

VVS Laxman announced his retirement from international cricket with "immediate effect" on Saturday at Hyderabad ahead of the Test series against New Zealand.