India vs New Zealand: Visitors' attempt to play aggressive cricket undermined by costly errors of judgement
After India were defeated in Wellington, Virat Kohli made it quite clear that his batsmen needed to bat with more intent and clarity
India vs New Zealand: Virat Kohli and Co bundle out for 242 courtesy poor shot selection; Kiwis go to stumps at 63/0
Indian batsmen showed intent but their reckless shot selection took them only as far as 242 on an eventful opening day of the second Test against New Zealand.
India vs New Zealand: Lost first Test because team was under-prepared but will come back hard in Christchurch, says Kapil Dev
"India have won on bouncy wickets before, be it Perth, Melbourne or Durban. We have done it before, so I am not concerned if they target us with the short-pitch ball. They are one-up in the series, so just come back hard," Kapil Dev said.
India vs New Zealand: Wasim Jaffer says bouncing back in second Test will be tough unless visitors post big total on board
Wasim Jaffer, a domestic cricket giant, says unless the Indian batsmen build on their starts and put a big total on the board, bouncing back in the Test series against New Zealand will be extremely difficult.
India vs New Zealand: Neil Wagner says Kiwis will continue using short-ball strategy against visitors in second Test
Neil Wagner pulled out of the first Test against India to be with his wife for the birth of their first child.
India vs New Zealand: Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari guide visitors to 114/4 on Day 3 of first Test; Black Caps lead by 39 runs
The Indian batsmen, caught between over-cautiousness and impetuosity, produced yet another inept batting performance to put New Zealand firmly on the driver's seat at the end of the third day's play in the first Test.
India vs New Zealand 1st Test in Wellington weather update: Overcast conditions, late showers expected on first three days
Here is the weather update for the first Test match between India and New Zealand that begins on 21 February at Basin Reserve in Wellington
India vs New Zealand, Test series preview: Trent Boult's return bolsters Kiwi pace attack while visitors look to continue dream Test run
With both sides evenly matched in their bowling attacks and given that the pitch will be a paradise for them, it might come down to who has the better batsmen. And here, the famed Indian batting might just have that additional edge, given their heroics in the WTC thus far.
Virat Kohli has no doubts that World Test Championship has added a context to the traditional format making the contests more exciting with points on offer.
India vs New Zealand: Fully-fit Trent Boult says he can’t wait to get Virat Kohli out on return to international cricket
Trent Boult was out of action for the past six weeks due to a fracture on his right hand sustained during the Boxing Day Test against Australia and missed out on the limited-overs leg of the India series.
Ross Taylor says his form, fitness and motivation at end of 2020 will determine decision to play 2023 ODI World Cup
Ross Taylor will become the first cricketer in the world to complete 100 games across three international formats when he steps out for the first Test against India at Basin Reserve on 21 February.
Cheteshwar Pujara marks winning ICC Test Championship as bigger achievement than lifting ODI or T20I World Cup
India Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara said winning the ICC Test Championship will be a much bigger achievement than claiming an ODI or T20I World Cup title.
India vs New Zealand: Mohammed Shami counters criticism against Jasprit Bumrah, says people shouldn't question pacer's ability after just 2-4 games
Jasprit Bumrah went wicketless in all three of India's ODI defeats against New Zealand with questions being raised over his performance.
India vs New Zealand: Ross Taylor says mistakes make you grow as a person on cusp of 100th career Test
Only Stephen Fleming, Brendon McCullum and Daniel Vettori have played more Tests than Ross Taylor, who will only enter an elite club by playing his 100th Test in the series opener against India, beginning in Wellington on 21 February.
Coming in at No 6, Vihari scored a hundred but Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill were dismissed early, undone by the extra bounce and seam movement during the match against New Zealand XI.
Their journeys have been intertwined since the U-19 days but in next 10 days, Prithvi and Shubman will provide skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri with a lot to ponder while fighting to be Mayank Agarwal's opening partner in first Test against New Zealand
India vs New Zealand: Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson says pacers Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson are 'tracking nicely' ahead of Test series
Injured New Zealand pace bowlers Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson are “tracking nicely” as the side begin their preparations for the Test series against India, according to captain Kane Williamson.
India vs New Zealand: Ajinkya Rahane warms up for Test series with unbeaten ton in drawn game against New Zealand A
India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane warmed up for the Test series in New Zealand with an unbeaten 101 for the touring 'A' side in the drawn four-day game against New Zealand 'A'
India A vs New Zealand A: Shubman Gill slams unbeaten double ton in drawn game ahead of Test selection against Black Caps
Shubman Gill is expected to retain his place in India's Test squad after scoring an unbeaten 204 for the A team in the drawn four-day game against New Zealand A.
India vs New Zealand: Ishant Sharma ruled out of Test series after sustaining ankle tear in Ranji Trophy, says DDCA official
Ishant, playing for Delhi, had twisted his ankle on his follow through while bowling against Vidarbha on Monday. The Test series against New Zealand is scheduled to start from 21 February in Wellington.