New Zealand vs India 2019 1st T20 Preview
After the historic win in the ODI series, the team India is ready to beat New Zealand in the Twenty20 series. Indian players practice hard on Tuesday for the first match on Wednesday. The first match of the three-match series is going to be held at Wellington on Wednesday, Feb 06.
Mohammad Shami, Ambati Rayudu and Hardik Pandya have done a great job in the one-day series. However, some of the key players have returned home, while some new faces have been included in the team.
Krinal Pandya, Rishabh Pant and Siddharth Kaul have come to New Zealand to play in the series. Rishabh and Krunnal Pandya are more likely to play in this match. However, Siddarth Kaul will have to wait a bit. It will be the first time that Pandya brothers play together in an international match.
Captain Cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik, who are also in the probable squad, would like to see if they get the chance. Dhoni is the first choice of captain Rohit Sharma. At the same time, he can give chance to Rishabh Pant as a batsman in the middle order. Rishabh played a 73-run unbeaten inning against England Lions team while representing India A recently.
Since the captain Virat Kohli has been rested, the vice-captain Rohit Sharma will lead the Indian team. In this series, Rohit Sharma has the opportunity to break the record of ‘Captain’ Kohli. 31-year-old Rohit led the Indian team in 12 Twenty20 matches, and India won 11 of them. Kohli, on the other hand, has led India to 12 victories in 20 Twenty20 matches.
In the upcoming Twenty20 series, Rohit has the opportunity to name Kohli’s record of the most successful T20 win, as captain. In this record, former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni leads the list with 41 wins (72 matches). After losing the one-day series, the New Zealand team is trying to save the momentum in the Twenty20 series.
New Zealand vs India 2019 1st T20 Probable 11
India’s Probable 11: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma (C), Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav/Krunal Pandya, Yuzwendra Chahal, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed.
New Zealand’s Probable 11: Colin Munro, Tim Seifert(w), Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Doug Bracewell, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Daryl Mitchell.
New Zealand vs India 2019 1st T20 Date Time
When: Wednesday, February 06, at 12:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington
New Zealand vs India1st T20 Live Streaming Online:
Where to watch the 1st T20 between New Zealand and India on TV?
The match will be telecast on the Star Sports Network which is official broadcaster for the series. Also, the live streaming of the 1st T20 between India and New Zealand will be available on HotStar.
New Zealand vs India T20 Squad
India Squad: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma(capt), Shubman Gill, MS Dhoni(w), Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, K Khaleel Ahmed.
New Zealand Squad: Colin Munro, Tim Seifert(w), Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Doug Bracewell, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Daryl Mitchell.