Jagran Correspondent, Kanpur. The teams of India and New Zealand will face each other once again after the final of the ICC Test Championship. This time the command of Team India will be in the hands of Ajinkya Rahane while the coach will also be not Ravi Shastri but former veteran Rahul Dravid. After winning the T20 series, the Indian team will go to the Test match. In the absence of senior players, the coach and captain will come out with a different plan for the team.

Under the captaincy of skipper Ajinkya Rahane, the Indian team will look to maintain their unbeaten record in the India-New Zealand Test match starting Thursday at Greenpark. This Test match will also test the coaching of coach Rahul Dravid along with captain Rahane.

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Team India will come with full preparation to avenge the loss to New Zealand in the final of the World Test Championship. Under the captaincy of Rahane, the Indian team has played five matches, in which the team won four, while one match was drawn. For the first time in Greenpark, the Indian team will land with new captain Ajinkya Rahane and coach Rahul Dravid.

India and New Zealand have met three times in Tests at Greenpark. The test match played in the year 1976 was drawn. After this, India defeated New Zealand by eight wickets in 1999 and 197 runs in the year 2016. Rahane has played one ODI and one Test match at Greenpark. At the same time, Rahul Dravid, who came with the team as a coach, has played five Tests and two ODIs at Greenpark as a player, scoring one century and three half-centuries.

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Edited By: Viplove Kumar