Moles Backs Extra Test Against India

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Moles Backs Extra Test Against India
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The BCCI's plans to extend the two-Test series against New Zealand by a match has been backed by Black Caps coach Andy Moles, who feels facing a strong team like India would benefit his young side.

India is scheduled to play two Tests against New Zealand, at Hamilton and Wellington respectively. The BCCI has reportedly asked their New Zealand counterparts to extend the series by one match, provided suitable time and location can be found.

"I personally think we need to play as much Test match cricket as possible. Time willing it would a great thing to play as many Tests as possible," Moles told the New Zealand Press Association (NZPA).

"India are one of the better sides in the world, so the exposure our players would get from playing India would be very important," Moles said. A decision on whether to hold the third Test match may be be taken later this week, NZC chief executive Justin Vaughan said.

The tour, in its current format, starts March 6 with a Twenty20 match in Wellington and is scheduled to end in the capital after the second Test at the Basin Reserve on April 7. In between, India is scheduled to play five ODIs as well.

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