The India vs Pakistan clash in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 saw a record consumption of 15.9 billion minutes in India. This is now the most viewed T20I match in history. The previous high was the India vs West Indies semi-final in 2016.
Bitter rivals India and Pakistan have not played any bilateral cricket series since 2013 due to political tensions. The arch-rivals have only faced off in global ICC events, the latest being the T20 World Cup.
Shreyas Iyer made his Test debut memorable with an unbeaten half-century to rescue India from a precarious position on the first day of the first match against New Zealand at the Green Park in Kanpur.
Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja hit fifties in their unbeaten century stand to help India fight back against New Zealand in the first Test. India were 258/4 in 84 overs at the close of Day 1.
India were stuttering at 145/4 in 49.2 overs when Kyle Jamieson removed skipper Ajinkya Rahane. But an unbeaten century stand between Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja turned the table against New Zealand on Day 1 of the first Test.
Get here Day 1 highlights and cricket scores of first India vs New Zealand Test at Green Park, Kanpur. India fought back to reach 258/4 in 84 overs when bad light stopped play.
India A captain Priyank Panchal and Abhimanyu Easwaran were batting on 45 and 27 respectively at the draw of stumps on Day 2 against South Africa A.
This two-match India vs New Zealand series will be a great opportunity for a young man like Shreyas Iyer to impress the national selectors and take his Test career forward.
Among the other Indians in the fray, Bhuvneshwar Kumar rose to 19th while Deepak Chahar reached 40th position in the bowlers' list of the latest ICC T20I rankings.
The last time New Zealand played in Kanpur in 2016, India hammered the Kiwis by 197 runs with Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin taking a fifer each.
Ajinkya Rahane will be leading the Indian side in the absence of regular skipper Virat Kohli. Virat will be back in the squad for the second Test in Mumbai.
India captain Ajinkya Rahane has confirmed that Shreyas Iyer will be making his Test debut against New Zealand in Kanpur on Thursday.
Security has been beefed up by Delhi Police outside the East Delhi residence of the former Indian cricketer and KKR captain.
India and New Zealand will play a two-match Test series, starting on November 25. Get full schedule, TV listings and live streaming details of the India vs New Zealand Test series here.
All the three Indian spinners - Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham and Baba Aparajith - failed to pick up a wicket as South Africa-A reached 343/3 at the close of Day 1 in Bloemfontein.
KL Rahul has a thigh injury. Suryakumar Yadav excelled in the recent T20 series against New Zealand that India won 3-0. India will play two Test matches against visiting New Zealand.
South Africa A will play a three-match 'Test' series against India A. The Indians have several IPL stars in their squad. Watch live action.
According to Gary Stead, the traditional way of playing four seamers and one part-time spinner won’t help at the Green Park stadium in Kanpur. The first Test begins on Thursday.
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