February 4, 2014

New Zealand to carry form into Tests 11/4

ESPNcricinfo staff

Having walloped India in the one-day series, there is a feel-good factor about New Zealand cricket at the moment. If they can carry that into the two-Test series, they will give 1-0 New Zealand at 11/4 a good go.

The weather forecast for the first Test in Auckland is very poor, making a draw likely and turning the series into a one-Test shootout. New Zealand proved against England that they have the bowling to trouble top batsman and India have traditionally been poor against the swinging ball.

India's record in New Zealand is poor with only one Test victory there since 1976. New Zealand are also unbeaten in their last four Tests at the Basin Reserve, venue for the second - and potentially decisive - Test.

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