The New Zealand team come from a rather hard tour of West Indies. Facing India in the sub-continent will not be any easier. The team though looked in high spirits. A look (AFP Photos)
Ross Taylor (second from right) is seen here with fellow players at the Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium.
No yawning matter this: Taylor seems to be slightly jet-lagged or is just a little tired from his training session.
Taylor will lead New Zealand with the first Test against India starting August 23. He is seen here with Tarun Nethula.
Nethula is a 29-year-old legbreak bowler. He was born in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh but has played all his professional cricket in New Zealand. He will be the man to watch out for on slow Indian tracks.
Speaking of men to watch out for, Brendon McCullum can never be discounted. With loads of experience from IPL stints, he can be a vital part of New Zealand's plan against India.
McCullum is seen here with the ball. Not expected to give his arms a rollover, his all-round abilities though has helped New Zealand in the past. He will however guard the wickets.
Doug Bracewell (L), Tim Southee (C), and James Franklin (2R) share a joke as they wait for their turn to bat.
New Zealand cricketers (L-R) Daniel Flynn, Trent Boult, and Doug Bracewell during the training session.
Overall, the spirit of the side seems to be more on a the positive side but the team will be aware that the Indian side is coming from a successful series against Sri Lanka and are well rested.