The Indian cricket team will host New Zealand in a two-match Test series starting from November 25. The first of the two Tests will be played from November 25 to 29 at the Green Park Stadium, Kanpur. The second Test match will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai from December 3 to 7. 

For the first Test match, Ajinkya Rahane will captain the side with Cheteshwar Pujara named as his deputy. Regular skipper Virat Kohli will join the squad for the second Test in Mumbai and lead the team. 

This will be the first red ball encounter between the two teams since the World Test Championship final earlier in June this year, which the Kiwis won. 

The last time New Zealand won a Test match on Indian soil was back in November 1988. On the other hand, India has lost just one Test match at home since January 2018.

India vs New Zealand Test head-to-head record

In the 60 Test matches played so far between the two teams, India have won 21 while New Zealand have won 13 with 26 matches ending in draws. However, New Zealand have won the last three Test matches against India.  

India vs New Zealand Test schedule and live India match times

All times in India Standard Time (IST)





November 25 - November 29 

India vs New Zealand, 1st Test

9:30 AM 

Green Park, Kanpur

December 3 - December 7

India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test

9:30 AM 

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

India vs New Zealand Test squads

India full squad: Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), KS Bharat (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Virat Kohli (to join the squad and lead from the second Test)

New Zealand full squad: Kane Williamson (captain), Tom Blundell (wicket-keeper), Daryl Mitchell, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Will Somerville, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Will Young, Neil Wagner

Where to watch India vs New Zealand Test series 2021 live in India?

The India vs New Zealand Test series will be telecast live on the Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD and DD Sports TV channels in India.

Live streaming of the India vs New Zealand Test series will be available on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website.

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