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India vs New Zealand 1st Test: Head coach Rahul Dravid rolls his arm over in nets ahead of first Test match against New Zealand| WATCH

Newly-appointed head coach of the Indian cricket team Rahul Dravid on Wednesday was seen bowling in the nets ahead of the first Test match against New Zealand. Ajinkya Rahane-led Indian team is all set to play the first Test match at Kanpur’s Greepark stadium from November 25.

The Indian team management has rested the senior players for the first test match after their hectic schedule of IPL 2021 and T20 World Cup 2021. Regular captain Virat Kohli will join the squad in the second test match in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.

Both teams have reached Kanpur and are preparing hard for the first test match. During the net session of Men in Blue. head coach Rahul Dravid was seen bowling to Indian batters.

Dravid bowled a couple of right-arm off-spin to his disciples. Not to forget, the former Indian captain has picked the wickets of stalwarts like Saeed Anwar, Lance Klusner and Gary Kirsten during his playing days.

Earlier on Tuesday, star batsman KL Rahul was ruled out of the Test series against New Zealand due to a muscle strain on his left thigh, young batsman Suryakumar Yadav replaced him in the squad. After Rahul’s injury, it is confirmed that Mayank Agarwal will be opening with Shubman Gill, while Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and Suryakumar Yadav/ Shreyas Iyer will be responsible for middle-order batting.

Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav are likely to be the pace duo for Men in Blue, while Rahane might come with three spinners – Ashwin, Axar, and Jadeja – to face Kiwis in Kanpur.

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India’s Test squad: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), KS Bharat (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Md Siraj, Prasidh Krishna

New Zealand’s Test squad: Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Devon Conway, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Will Somerville, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Will Young, Neil Wagner

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