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Finally the test cricket lovers in India get a big treat at home. India plays New Zealand in a three test series at home. Above all the first test match of this series marks the 500th test match for India. While the visiting team NZ will try to clinch their first ever test series win here, India will try to make the 500th test match memorable first and then clinch the series also. India vs New Zealand 2016 test series live cricket streaming will be available on HotStar and Star Sports website in India. Star Sports HD TV channels will bring live telecast with Hindi and English commentary.

Venue:
The first test match will be held at Kanpur.

Team Squads:
India: Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshvar Kumar, Amit Mishra, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav.

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Trent Boult, Ross Taylor, Doug Bracewell, Mark Craig, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling.

Indian team is considered to be the favourites to win this series. Virat Kohli has had a great ride so far as the Indian test captain. A strong performance in Australia followed by test wins abroad (Sri Lanka and West Indies) along with a 3-0 test series win over South Africa at home - a lot to admire! He believes the 13 test match season will be career defining for the whole team.

KL Rahul is at the top of his form. He would be the first choice for Virat Kohli in the batting line up. Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara can create wonders at home. Rohit Sharma can bank on the home conditions and score big. R Ashwin has already done a great job with the bat against West Indies. Virat Kohli is the front runner and the face of Indian batting line up.

Indian conditions and if we don't talk about spin, it would be an incomplete story. New Zealand batsmen would have a tough time facing the Indian spinners. And above all if the pitch is spin friendly, we might see the matches ending in three to four days. R Ashwin, Amit Mishra and Ravindra Jadeja would try their hands on to clinch as many wickets as possible.

New Zealand is led by Kane Williamson who has been a leader from the front. He is a renowned batsmen with good leadership skills. He would love to go home with first ever series win in India. This would require a lot of focus not only from him but his whole team. They didn't perform upto the mark against Mumbai in the practice match. Overall the match was dominated by Mumbai.

Let us hope we have an exciting test match on hand with clear weather too. Two more test matches to follow after this one. We will keep you updated with match previews and reviews.

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