We are all set for the first T20I match between India and New Zealand. This is the first of the three-match series and Jaipur will be hosting the game. As we know, Virat Kohli will be missing out on this series and will join the squad for the second Test match. Rohit Sharma has won the toss and chose to bowl first
This is the first T20I game that is being held in Jaipur. Rohit Sharma has become the new captain of the T20I captain of Team India. Venkatesh Iyer, who has performed extremely well in the Indian Premier League, will be playing his first International game today. Shreyas Iyer, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj and Deepak Chahar are back on the side.
In the absence of Kane Williamson, Tim Southee is leading New Zealand’s side. Along with Kane, Jimmy Neesham, Ish Sodhi, and Adam Milne are the ones who have been missed out on the playing XI of the World Cup Final. Mark Chapman, Todd Astle, Rachin Ravindra and Lockie Ferguson have replaced them for this game.
The pitch report predicted that dew will be playing a big factor and the chasing team will have an advantage. Thus, India may have an edge over the Kiwis in this game.
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj
New Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert(w), Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee(c), Todd Astle, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.