After the heartbreak in the T20 World Cup semifinals, India and New Zealand will be looking to build up to the 2023 ODI World Cup, but first, they will take on each other in a three-match T20I series, followed by a three-match ODI series.
Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and other big names have been rested for the T20I series, and Hardik Pandya will be leading a young-looking Indian team against Kane Williamson’s New Zealand.
The last time Team India toured New Zealand for a T20I series back in 2020, they registered a 5-0 clean sweep. Can Pandya inspire the young Indian side to a similar result, or will the Kiwis tame the Men in Blue? Only time will tell.
India vs New Zealand Match Details
India vs New Zealand 1st T20I is scheduled to start at 12:00 PM IST on Friday, November 18 at Wellington. The live telecast will be available on the DD Sports channel. The live streaming will be available on the Amazon Prime app and website.
India vs New Zealand Probable Playing XIs
India: Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj
New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne
India: Hardik Pandya (C), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (C), Michael Bracewell, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Lockie Ferguson, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner.