Auckland, Feb 6: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bowl against New Zealand in the first Test of the two-match series at the Eden Park here Thursday.
It was the sixth consecutive toss win for Dhoni on the tour. The toss was delayed by 20 minutes due to a light drizzle and bad light.
New Zealand: Peter Fulton, Hamish Duncan Rutherford, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendan McCullum (captain), Corey Anderson, Brian Watling (wicketkeeper), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult
India: Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma