The India and New Zealand team will lock horns in the bilateral series which begins from 17 November. A total of 17 T20Is have been played between the two nations, with 7 won by India, 9 by New Zealand, and 1 with no result. In the last fixture, the New Zealand dominated the Indian team by winning by 8 wickets in T20 World Cup 2021. But, the things will be little different when they clash with the Indian team on their home soil, and pitch offering assistance to the spinners.
The fast bowler is expected to follow the suit of the skipper Kane Williamson’s decision to opt out of T20I series and focus on the test series starting from 25 November in Kanpur. The New Zealand coach provided an update in the prematch conference ahead of the 1st T20I, and gave the confirmantion about Kyle Jamieson’s potential absence from the Playing 11.
It is quite evident that the players need proper rest before the test series, as its importance has grown due to the World Test Championship tag.
With red ball specialists Kyle Jamieson opting out of the T20I series, the New Zealand team are not left with much option, but still have their core intact of doing well against the Indian team. The team is confirmed to play with their two frontline pacers, Tim Southee (captain) and Trent Boult.
It can be a toss for the third pacer between Adam Milne and Lockie Ferguson. Then Ish Sodhi is the experience spinner who would look to better his performance after the T20 World Cup final. The fifth bowling option would be Jimmy Neesham and Mitchell Santner.
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