New Zealand announced Twenty20 squad ahead of the T20I series against India. They have included two new faces in the team.
After losing the one-day series, the New Zealand team is trying to save the momentum in the Twenty20 series. India has not allowed the hosts to lift the head up in the first three games of the one-day series.
There are two matches remaining in this series and the Twenty20 series will start on 6 February. The New Zealand team announced on Wednesday for the Twenty20 series against India. All-rounder Daryl Mitchell and bowler Blair Tickner have been included in the squad.
Daryl Mitchell has taken the place in the New Zealand Twenty20 squad, with the help of a Super Smash League. He has also made remarkable performance from the New Zealand A team.
Mitchell hit a career-best 61 in 23 balls and impressed with selection committee chief Gavin Larsen. Larsen said, “Mitchell and Tickner have been in the team for the consistent performance of local cricket.”
Blair Tickner will play for New Zealand in the third T20 match. He has been given the opportunity to replace Lucky Ferguson in the match at Hamilton. Dodge Bracewell, who replaced injured Jimmy Nisham in the series against Sri Lanka, has retained his place against India.
Captain Ken Williamson will return to the Twenty20 squad. Ken was rested in the Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka. In place of Henry Nichols Ken Williamson back in the squad.
New Zealand Squad for Twenty20 against India
New Zealand T20I Squad: Kane Williamson (Captain), Dodge Bracewell, Collee D’Grandmom, Lucky Ferguson (1st & 2nd match), Martin Guptill, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Colin Munro, Mitchell Santner, Team Seifert (wk), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner (3rd match).
India Squad for Twenty20 against New Zealand
India T20I Squad: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma(Captain), Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed.
New Zealand vs India T20I Schedule 2019
• 1st T20I: Wednesday, Feb 06, Westpac Stadium, Wellington (12:30 PM)
• 2nd T20I: Friday, Feb 08, Eden Park, Auckland (11:30 AM)
• 3rd T20I: Sunday, Feb 10, Seddon Park, Hamilton (12:30 PM)