IND Playing 11: In the 1st T20I of the bilateral series, the Indian team will be up against the New Zealand team. They will look to take the series as a fresh start with a new captain and the coach.
They faced the Namibia team in the last fixture of the T20 World Cup 2021. The bowlers were quite impressive to contain the opposition for a score of 132 runs, with Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin scalping 3 each, and Bumrah being a good support with 2 wickets. Then the openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma scored half centuries, and Suryakumar Yadav was also impressive with contribution of 25 runs to chase down the total easily.
The Indian team had an average run in the T20 World Cup. They could not qualify for the semifinals due to the losses against Pakistan and New Zealand team in the Super 12 stage.
Many changes have been done in the T20I squad of the Indian team. The 4 players who performed well in the Indian Premier League like Venkatesh Iyer, Ruturak Gaikwad, Avesh Khan, and Harshal Patel have been given opportunity against New Zealand. While Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar and Shreyas Iyer return to the squad as well. The spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been chosen due to his good performance in the T20 Word Cup. While Virat Kohli has been rested, and Hardik Pandya is dropped.
IND Playing 11 (likely)
India Squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Ishan Kishan, Venkatesh Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad
1. KL Rahul
The opener has a well polished technique and a terrific form in the T20 format for the past 2 months. He can be your captain pick in the Dream11 fantasy team.
Interesting facts about KL Rahul
2. Rishabh Pant
The wicket keeper always find a way to score runs. With the pitch expected to assist spinners, Pant can be one of the finest performers in this fixture.
3. Ravichandran Ashwin
The experienced spinner will be a brute force for the New Zealand batters. He has been consistent in taking wickets with the new as well as old ball and will be vital for the Indian team.
4. Jasprit Bumrah
If you want to pick bowler as one of your picks, Jasprit Bumrah can be the vice captain of your fantasy team due to his track record and current form in the T20 format.
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