Talking about India's defeat in the opening Test against New Zealand, former India coach John Wright said the Test No.1 side should sort their top and middle-order woes as early as possible to level the series when they take on hosts in the final Test starting Feb 29.
In absence of Rohit Sharma, India had Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw, two new openers, in the first Test. Shaw could manage just 30 runs in total in the 2 innings, while Agarwal was also not as impressive as he was during the home season."India looked out of sorts. It had two new openers and the middle-order found the going tough. It has to find answers quickly," John Wright said."The good thing for the Indians is that their A’ team played in Christchurch recently and Kohli’s side would not be short on inputs about the conditions."