India vs New Zealand 1st T20I Prediction: Three days after taking part in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, New Zealand will face the Indian team in the opening T20I fixture of the three matches series. While New Zealand had a memorable World Cup outing, India slipped from its very deserved place and were knocked out in an early exit from Super 12s.
Now as the teams have started prioritising players’ mental wellbeing and workload management, it will be difficult for New Zealand to focus straight away in the T20I series against India. Regular skipper Kane Williamson has already pulled out of the T20I series for obvious reasons and Tim Southee will have the reins.
Rohit Sharma will be leading team India for the first time in international cricket after getting the full-time responsibility. Moreover, there is a change in Indian management with Rahul Dravid taking the coaching duties.
Series: New Zealand tour to India 2021
Teams: India vs New Zealand 1st T20I
Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Day/Date: Wednesday/17th November
Time: 7:00 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st T20I Pitch Report:
The Sawai Mansingh Stadium will be hosting its first-ever T20I fixture. The last international match played on this ground was back in 2013 when Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli tormented Aussies. The surface has usually behaved in favour of batters. The same is expected in today’s fixture as well.
The dew is going to be a factor for the two sides. Teams batting second have won six out of seven matches hosted by Sawai Mansingh Stadium during IPL 2019.
India vs New Zealand 1st T20I Probable Playing11 and Full Squad:
India’s Probable Playing11: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), R Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj, Axar Patel/Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Full Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Rishabh Pant(w), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Shreyas Iyer,, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Mohammed Siraj, Venkatesh Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad
New Zealand’s Probable Playing11: Daryl Mitchell, Martin Guptill, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert (wk), James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee (c), Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult.
Full Squad: Daryl Mitchell, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Seifert(w), Glenn Phillips, Lockie Ferguson, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee(c), Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Todd Astle, Martin Guptill, Adam Milne