India vs New Zealand: Gary Stead said against India we can field three spinners

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  • New Zealand coach Gary may give chance to three spinners in Tests against India
  • The first Test between India and New Zealand will be played in Kanpur from Thursday.
  • Big responsibility on Aijaz Patel and Will Somerville

New Zealand coach Gary Stead has said that he may include three specialist spinners in the playing XI if the conditions call for it in the first Test against India starting on Thursday. Stead believes that the two-Test series against India will not have the kind of pitch that England got against Virat Kohli’s team in Ahmedabad.

“You have to find out the reason why teams come here often but don’t win,” Stead said at the press conference. This shows how big the challenge is here. Stead indicated that Mumbai-born left-arm spinner Aijaz Patel is almost certain to play in the Test match of the series.

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“Our traditional way of playing with four fast bowlers and a part-time spinner may not be successful here. You can also see three spinners playing in this match. A decision on this matter will be taken after inspecting the pitch.

Stead said that the basic principles of Test cricket will remain the same but the approach will have to change depending on the circumstances. He said, “If I talk from the point of view of my team, then we have to change the way we play, but it will also be necessary to stick to the principles of Test cricket. We will try to remain competitive for a long time.

Asked if the pitches were like they were during India’s last home Test against England, he would speak to the ground staff about it. He said that he doesn’t think there is a need to do anything like that as there were multiple Test matches to be played at the same venue at that time.

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“Look, no doubt they were challenging conditions, but this time the difference is that we have to play Test matches at two different venues. England had to play two test matches on the same ground. “We know that the conditions will be very different for us on both the grounds as the pitch in Kanpur is of black soil whereas in Mumbai it is of red soil. ,

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