Team India, who sit atop in the ICC World Test Championship points table with seven wins from the same number of games will hope to keep their winning run when they lock horns with New Zealand in the two-match series starting from February 21 in Wellington. Meanwhile, it will be a challenging effort for Virat Kohli & Co coming from the back of a 0-3 whitewash in the ODIs.
However, the top-ranked Test side had a good warm-up game with cricketers getting a good go against the New Zealand A side. The bowlers continued their brilliant runs while the likes of Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Hanuma Vihari showed evidence that they will are not ready to give up an inch without fighting.
Meanwhile, this Indian side is a perfect blend of young cricketers alongside the legends of the game. The likes of Prithvi Shawn, Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant to name a few will look to stake their claims in red-ball cricket.
On that note, let us take a look at three Indian cricketers to look out for in the upcoming two-match Test series against New Zealand.
Shubman Gill has been knocking the doors for quite some time now. However, due to the presence of star-studded cricketers in the line-up, Gill is yet to break into the playing XI. But with top players out owing to injury, the cricketer from Punjab has a good chance of making it to the final XI.
The young batting prodigy has been in sensational form despite failing to put runs under his belt in the three-day warm-up match. Gill has amassed a double hundred, a fifty, and a century in three innings against New Zealand A to gear up for the Test series.
Gill will be a player to watch in the upcoming two-match series if he manages to sneak into the playing XI.