India vs New Zealand 1st T20I at Wellington

India vs New Zealand 1st T20I at Wellington

India vs New Zealand 1st T20I at Wellington

Martin Guptill has been ruled out of the T20 global series against India, after failing to recover from a back injury.

Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Siraj.

Coming off an underwhelming run in the three-match ODI series where she scored 22 runs in two innings took two catches, Bezuidenhout was struck on the hand when batting at the Basin Reserve nets ahead of the T20I series opener on Wednesday.

The New Zealand squad includes newcomer Daryl Mitchell, son of former rugby player and one-time All Blacks coach John Mitchell, who is now an England assistant coach.

The five-match ODI series between India and New Zealand have come to an end with the fifth ODI played at Wellington. One can also live stream the 1st T20 on Hotstar app and website.

Rishabh Pant, the 21-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman, made his debut a couple of years and hasn't gone out of the national selectors' radar by any stretch of the imagination. Apart from Pant, India are also likely to play both Dhoni and Karthik. In eight matches between the two sides, India have won only two with a win percentage of 25. Spin-bowling allrounder Anna Peterson, who was the Player of the Match in the third and last ODI on February 1, has been named Bezuidenhout's replacement, and will join the squad in Auckland on Thursday. Given how both of them have deceived the opposition batsmen in the ODI series, it would be silly to make one of them sit out.

Comparing their T20Is numbers, Ahmed had picked up six wickets in six matches at an average of 33.16, an economy rate of 8.65 and a strike rate of 23. India had another good all-around day at Wellington.

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