Chandigarh: New Zealand's Davis Cup team arrived here to take on India in the Davis Cup tie to be played from September 14-16, at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) stadium.

The official hotel where the Kiwis are putting up, welcomed the Kiwis in traditional Indian style by applying 'tilak' on the team members' forehead and garlanding them.

The Kiwis' squad was led by non-playing captain Marcel Vos. In toe were four playing members -- Jose (Rubin) Statham, Michael Venus, Artem Sitak and Daniel King Turner.

The team's physiotherapist Murray Hing will be arriving on Monday.

Talking to reporters soon after arrival, Marcel Vos said, "Some experienced good players are missing in the Indian squad and this will prove to be an advantage for us."

"All players in our team have Davis Cup experience. We have been playing in Bangkok for two weeks and the best thing is that Indian weather conditions are similar. We have 5 days of practice time befire the Davis Cup starts," he said.

The Kiwis also underwent a practice session at the CLTA stadium.


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