IND VS NZ T20 Series: India-New Zealand T20 series will start on Friday, read for more...
India Vs New Zealand Series: The New Zealand tour of the Indian team is starting on 18 November. The tour is, to begin with, a three-match T20I series for which Hardik Pandya has been made the captain of the team. Most of the inexperienced players have been rested for this series and youngsters have got opportunities. The tour will begin with a T20 International in Wellington on 18 November, after which the teams will travel to Tauranga and Napier for the second and third T20s on 20 and 22 November. The ODI series will begin in Auckland on 25 November, the second match will be played in Hamilton on 27 November, and the last in Christchurch on 30 November.
Difficult to choose opening pair
It may be difficult for Hardik and coach VVS Laxman to make an opening pair in the team that India has selected for the series. In the team that has been selected for this series, there are only two such batsmen who have been opening continuously in T20. Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill have good opening experiences, but there is no guarantee that Gill will make his debut. Leaving these batsmen, there is a lack of batsmen with good opening experience in the team. Deepak Hooda and Suryakumar Yadav have opened on a few occasions, but Team India would not want to do any such experiment.
India's T20 team-
Hardik Pandya (captain), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper and vice-captain), Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik.
India's ODI team
Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (vice-captain & wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Shahbaz Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Sen, Umran Malik.
New Zealand ODI team
Kane Williamson (c), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Daryl Mitchell, Ed Milne, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Tom Latham (wk), Matt Henry.
New Zealand T20 team
T20 squad: Kane Williamson (c), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway (wk), Lockie Ferguson, Daryl Mitchell, Ed Milne, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner.