India tackle New Zealand within the first of the two-match collection from November 25 in Kanpur.
All eyes might be on spinner Ravichandran Ashwin who’s on the cusp of reaching not one however two data.
Ashwin is presently at 413 Take a look at wickets and wish 5 extra wickets to surpass Harbhajan Singh. The previous India off-spinner scalped 417 wickets in Exams.
If Ashwin manages to choose up 5 wickets in Kanpur, he’ll surpass that landmark within the first Take a look at itself.
If he does that, he’ll turn out to be the third-highest wicket-taker for India in Exams, and there might be solely two bowlers forward of him, who’re Kapil Dev (434 wickets) and Anil Kumble (619 wickets).
The Tamil Nadu-born spinner may even have a possibility to equal an Anil Kumble report.
Kumble has most 10-fers in Take a look at cricket for an Indian. He has taken ten-wickets haul eight instances in Take a look at cricket.
Ashwin has seven and wishes yet one more ten-fer to come back at par with Kumble. Former Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has taken ten-fers a report 22 instances.
If Ashwin is fortunate, and has two ten-fers throughout the collection, he can go previous Kumble as nicely.
India and New Zealand have met 60 instances in Exams with New Zealand having received 21 instances, dropping 13 and 26 clashes have been drawn. India even have a superb report in opposition to the Kiwis, having received every of the final three Take a look at collection on house soil.
This would be the first assembly between the 2 sides in Take a look at cricket for the reason that World Take a look at Championship (WTC) remaining in June 2021, which New Zealand received by 8 wickets on the Ageas Bowl Stadium in Southampton.