New Zealand ready to challenge Australia in Tests

  • New Zealand will face a new-look Australia in next month's three-Test series but the Black Caps are clear they will neither be fazed by nor underestimate their opponents. A 15-man Kiwi squad set off for Sydney on Tuesday for their six-week tour which will begin with Friday's day-nighter against a Prime Minister's XI in Canberra, featuring Test hopefuls Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Joe Burns, Adam Voges and Peter Siddle, reports cricket.com.au. That match, and a two-day red-ball game against a Cricket Australia (CA) XI that will follow on Saturday and Sunday, will offer New Zealand their first look at many of their likely opponents for the first Test at the Gabba in Brisnane on November 5. Source:IANS