IND vs NZ: Predicted India Playing XI for India vs New Zealand T20I series

Updated on: Jan 14, 2023 10:55 pm IST

  • IND vs NZ 2023

    India and New Zealand are all set to lock horns with each other in the white-ball series. After the conclusion of the series, which will be played from 18th January to 24th January, both the teams will lock horns in T20I series, which is slated to take place from 27th January in Ranchi followed by second and third games to played on 29th January and 1st February respectively in Lucknow and Ahmedabad. 

    IND vs NZ: Predicted India Playing XI for India vs New Zealand T20I series

    Prithvi Shaw
    Ishan Kishan (Wk)
    Rahul Tripathi
    Suryakumar Yadav
    Hardik Pandya
    Deepak Hooda
    Washington Sundar
    Shivam Mavi
    Kuldeep Yadav
    Umran Malik
    Arshdeep Singh

    Prithvi Shaw has finally made a comeback into the side and therefore it is expected that he will walk straight into the playing XI. The right-hander is expected to open innings alongside Ishan Kishan, who will also handle wicket keeping duties.

    Rahul Tripathi did a staggering job in the series against Sri Lanka and it is likely that he will bat at No.3 with Suryakumar Yadav no doubt to bat at No.4. The duo has been staggering with the bat of late and are expected to play a crucial role for their team.

    Skipper Hardik Pandya will bat at No.5 and is expected to play a crucial role with ball as well whereas Deepak Hooda will be slated at No.6 for the T20I series against New Zealand. Washington Sundar is likely to get all the games as Axar Patel is unavailable.

    Shivam Mavi is also likely to retain his place in the team after his heroics in the Sri Lanka series. Kuldeep Yadav also has found himself back in the team after a while and is likely to play ahead of Yuzvendra Chahal. The duo of Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh will form the pace battery.

    IND vs NZ: Indian squad for the T20I series against New Zealand

    Apart from the above mentioned players, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Jitesh Sharma, Shivam Mavi and Mukesh Kumar has been named in the team.

    Here’s the Indian squad for the T20I series against New Zealand:

    Hardik Pandya (C), Suryakumar Yadav (vc), Ishan Kishan (wk), R Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Y Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Prithvi Shaw, Mukesh Kumar

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