- In absence of their regular openers, Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill opened the batting for India.
- It was Kyle Jamieson once again who helped New Zealand get the early breakthrough.
Former India opener Wasim Jaffer is known for his hilarious memes and sense of humour on social media. For many cricket lovers following Indian cricket, Jaffer's social media handle is all they follow for their daily dose of cricketing memes and laughter. As India take on New Zealand in the first Test match at Kanpur, the cricketer-turned-coach has lived up to his reputation once again.
Jaffer made a hilarious "maa ke haanth ka khana" and Test cricket comparison as India are playing Test match after a long gap during which it was all about T20 cricket. "Watching Test Cricket after a few months of T20 cricket feels the same as eating maa ke haath ka khana after few months away from home. #INDvNZ," he tweeted.
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India have won the toss and opted to bat first at Green Park, Kanpur in the first Test. In absence of their regular openers, Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill opened the batting for India but could not quite get India off to a start they were looking forward to with Agarwal departing in the 8th over with just 21 runs on the board.
It was Kyle Jamieson once again who helped New Zealand get the early breakthrough. The lanky pacer boasts of a great record in Test cricket especially against India, as he has done well in each Test that he has played against India.
There is a debutant each in both sides with Shreyas Iyer playing his first Test and Rachin Ravindra being roped in by New Zealand as a spinning all-rounder in subcontinent conditions.
"We would have batted first as well. But we got the ball in hand first, so it's important we get some early wickets. Looking forward to this challenge. It's mixed (the elbow injury), but it's okay. Ajaz Patel and Will Somerville have done well previously. We are going in with two spinners, two pacers and a spinning all-rounder debut in Rachin Ravindra," New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said at the toss.
Post the Kanpur Test, the teams will fly to Mumbai for the second Test beginning on December 3.