: Looks pretty dry, grass has been shaved off. Bit of dampness. Will take turn fairly soon. If you lose the toss and bowl first, you might still have a chance with some swing, says Craig McMillan.
: Nice and early. Good morning everyone and welcome to the coverage of the first day of a long home season for India. They're at Hyderabad for the first of two Tests, against New Zealand. Clear skies. Toss is at 9, the first ball 30 mins later.
Speaking of India and New Zealand, there's another game happening live. The Under-19s are playing the World Cup semi-final at Townsville. I hope the seniors here are keeping a ear out to what's happening there. India have been kept to a competitive 209 at the break. My colleague Venkat Raghav is tracking that. Follow it here
The talking point is the Indian batting order. Evidence points towards Pujara at No.3, Kohli at No.5 and Raina at 6. Ganguly, on TV, reckons Kohli should come in at 3, because he's done it with flair in the one-dayers. Pujara is surely playing, he says. He doesn't want to reveal his position yet. We should find out soon.