India opt to bat against New Zealand

Aug 23, 2012, 10:07 IST | Agencies

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and opted to bat against New Zealand in the first Test of the two-match series against Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here Thursday

 

The 'Men in Blue' takes the field at  Hyderabad today, without the stalwarts Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman — two names who have been a part of the Indian line-up for more than a decade.
 

MS Dhoni, Ross Taylor
MS Dhoni and Ross Taylor

Teams:
 
India: Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Cheteshawar Pujara, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Pragyan Ojha and Umesh Yadav.
 
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Brendan McCullum, Daniel Flynn, Ross Taylor (captain), Kane Williamson, James Franklin, Kruger van Wyk (wicketkeeper), Doug Bracewell, Jeetan Patel, Chris Martin and Trent Boult.

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