The war between IndvsNZ starting again from today, under the leadership of Hardik Pandya, the team will now clean up the mess in T20
After winning the ODI series against New Zealand, the Indian cricket team will now look to win the T20 series as well. A three-match T20 series is to be played between the two countries. This series will start from 27th January. The command of the T20 team is in the hands of Hardik Pandya. At the same time, the captain of the New Zealand team is experienced all-rounder Mitchell Santner.
The first match of the series between India and New Zealand will be held in Ranchi. This match will start from 7.30 pm. A total of seven T20 series have been played between India and New Zealand so far. Of these, four series have been won by India and three series by New Zealand team.
Here is the schedule of the series
The first T20 match between the two teams will be played in Ranchi on January 27. After this, the second T20 match will be held in Lucknow on 29 January. And the third T20 match is to be played in Ahmedabad on February 1. With a win in this series, the Indian team will go into the field to maintain their rhythm.
They can do opening
It is believed that in the first T20 match, the pair of Shubman Gill and Ishaan Kishan can open. It was believed that Prithvi Shaw can open in this match but captain Hardik Pandya has banned its scope. At the same time, T20 king Surya Kumar Yadav can be sent to the field to play at number four in this series as well. Everyone will again expect a big innings from Surya Kumar Yadav.
This player is out of the team
Opener Ruturaj Gaikwad has been ruled out of the T20I series against New Zealand due to a wrist injury. Gaikwad has been sent to the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore for rehabilitation. A BCCI source told that he is out of the series due to wrist injury. Gaikwad has played one ODI and nine T20s. He played the last match against India in October last year.
This could be the playing 11
Hardik Pandya (Captain), Suryakumar Yadav (Vice-Captain), Ishan Kishan (Wicket-keeper), Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Jitesh Sharma (Wicket-keeper), Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Prithvi Shaw, Mukesh Kumar
Dhoni met the players
Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni went to the Indian dressing room and talked to the players before the first T20 match against New Zealand on Friday. The Indian team, which swept New Zealand in the ODI series, would like to maintain that momentum in this format as well. Dhoni, who hails from Ranchi, first spoke to T20 captain Hardik Pandya. After that the young wicket-keeper batsman was also seen giving advice to Ishaan Kishan. In the video put out by the BCCI, Dhoni can also be seen talking to Shubman Gill, spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and the support staff. Gill and Ishan will open the innings for India.