Will Pandya promote Rishabh Pant as a Wellington opener?
India squad vs New Zealand: Team India He will aim to shed his old style of play for good with the help of a roster of young and fearless players in the upcoming three-match T20I series against New Zealand. The first match of the series will be played at Wellington Stadium on Friday.
India’s wait for the ICC Trophy grew even longer when they were given a shock exit in the semi-finals of the ICC T20 tournament. Globalism England Cup. With the next World T20 event kicking off in two years, India has plenty of time to identify players and prepare them for the shortest form of the game. The management decided to rest big names like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul in the series.
The likes of Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson and Washington Sundar have all been called up for the series. Despite the fact that India field a minor team in New Zealand, the team members have a lot of international experience.
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On the other hand, New Zealand will play an almost full strength team led by Kane Williamson. They will also be reeling from another knockout loss at the World Cup and will look to bounce back strong. The Black Caps will try out new fast bowlers in the absence of Trent Boult. Opener Finn Allen will join Devon Conway at the top.
Expect a crackerjack when the two teams face off on Friday.
India and New Zealand possible starting XI:
India’s expected starting lineup: Hardik Pandya (c), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant (wk), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Siraj
New Zealand expected starting lineup: Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Mitchell Santner, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Lucky Ferguson, Tim Southee, Esh Soddy, Adam Milne
India and New Zealand formations:
India Band: Hardik Pandya (C), Rishabh Pant (VC), Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill, Harshal Patel, Muhammad Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Imran Malik, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yuzvendra Oh Kuldip Yadav
New Zealand team: Kane Williamson (c), Finn Allen, Lucky Ferguson, Daryl Mitchell, Adam Milne, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway (wk), Jamie Neesam, Glenn Phillips, Tim Southey, Esh Soddy, Blair Tickner, Mitchell Santner
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