IND vs NZ Live Score 1st T20I, Live Streaming, Live Telecast- India vs New Zealand Live Score, India tour of New Zealand 2022, 1st T20I. New Zealand will lock horns with India in the first T20I of the 3-match T20I series at the Sky Stadium in Wellington on the 18th of November (Friday).
Team India are coming into this game on the back of an embarrassing defeat against England in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup. The Indian team management is looking to build towards the next world cup, which gives them a perfect opportunity to test out the young and upcoming stars of Indian cricket in the absence of some seniors.
India has a good mix of young and experienced players in this squad which will play the T20I series against New Zealand. Hardik Pandya will lead the side, with Rishabh Pant doing the duties of his deputy. Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill have been called into the side and will play a crucial role in this series.
On the other hand, New Zealand is also coming into the game after losing the semi-finals against Pakistan in their T20 World Cup campaign. Most of the players from the World Cup squad have retained their places.
Martin Guptill and Trent Boult will not feature in this series. The management has brought the pacer, Blair Tickner, into the side replacing Boult. The Kiwis will fancy their chances in this series as they are playing at home and know the conditions very well. This promises to be an entertaining encounter if rain does intervene tomorrow.
IND vs NZ: Head-to-Head
IND vs NZ Head-to-Head (in T20s): Out of 20 matches played between India and New Zealand, the men in blue have won on 11 occasions. While 9 matches have been won by New Zealand.
IND vs NZ: Pitch Report
The pitch is expected to provide decent support to both the batters and the bowlers. Batters will look to take advantage of the short square boundaries after getting their eye in.
The new ball bowlers will get lots of lateral movement early on. The spinners don’t have a good record at the Sky Stadium. The team winning the toss will look to bowl first and chase down the target under lights in the second innings.
IND vs NZ: Squads
India: Hardik Pandya (C), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan (wk), Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (C), Finn Allen (wk), Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway (wk), Lockie Ferguson, Daryl Mitchell, Adam Milne, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips (wk), Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner.