Kolkata: Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar replaced KL Rahul and Umesh Yadav as Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first in the second Test at Eden Gardens on Friday.
While Gautam Gambhir was called into the side as replacement for an injured KL Rahul, the team management gave Dhawan yet another opportunity.
New Zealand were dealt with a heavy blow in the morning, the first day of their second Test against India, as captain Kane Williamson was ruled out due to illness.
Ross Taylor will be leading the Kiwis in this Test. "Kane out will illness. Ross to captain," team media manager callum Elder said.
India: M Vijay, S Dhawan, C Pujara, V Kohli (C), A Rahane, RG Sharma, R Ashwin, W Saha, R Jadeja, B Kumar, Mohammed Shami
New Zealand: T Latham, M Guptill, M Nicholls, R Taylor (C), L Ronchi, M Santner, BJ Watling, J Patel, N Wagner, M Henry, TA Boult