NZ Playing 11: The New Zealand team will lock horns with the Indian team in the first fixture of the bilateral T20I series. They will be confident of their performances and would look to continue the same momentum.
In the finals of the T20 World Cup 2021, the New Zealand team could not secure a win against Australian team. The team posted a total of 172 runs with the contribution of 85 from Kane Williamson. But, the bowlers could not contain runs and take enough wickets of the opposition, thereby losing the match. The bowlers like Ish Sodhi and Tim Southee would look to improve their performances.
The New Zealand team are coming to this bilateral series after being the runner up in the T20 World Cup 2021. They have their combinations and plans set up to suit all the pitches. The bowlers have the pace and swing, while can turn if the pitch offers some spin as well. For the T20I series, Kane Williamson has chosen to opt out to focus on the test series which begin from 25th November. The experienced campaigner Tim Southee will lead the side.
The talented youngster Mark Chapman might replace Kane Williamson. While Devon Conway has injury concerns, and Tim Seifert will be the wicket keeper of the team. While Lockie Ferguson, who is said to be nearly fit will replace Adam Milne.
NZ Playing 11 (likely)
New Zealand Squad: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Tim Seifert (wk), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (c), Kyle Jamieson, Ish Sodhi, Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Lockie Ferguson
1. Daryl Mitchell
The top order batsman was the most impressive performer for the New Zealand team in the T20 World Cup and would look to continue the same form.
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2. Martin Guptill
Martin is one of the experienced players in the team and looked in sublime touch in the recently concluded tournament. He has the capability to provide a blistering start to the touring party.
3. Trent Boult
The fast bowler picker the most wickets in the T20 World Cup for Blackcaps. He used yorkers and variations well to dismiss the batters. In the finals as well, Boult picked 2 wickets.
4. Ish Sodhi
Ish Sodhi has always been successful against the Indian team, most recently in the T20 World Cup. His flighted deliveries and skills in the middle overs can work well.
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