IND v NZ Match Preview:
On Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, India and New Zealand will play the first T20I of the New Zealand tour of India in 2021.
In the T20 World Cup, India and New Zealand crossed paths on their way to this series. Both teams were in the same group, and the Kiwis had beaten India in the group stage, knocking them out. New Zealand advanced to the semi-finals, where they defeated England. In the final, however, they were up against a tenacious Australian team, who won against the Black Caps.
After a disappointing showing in the T20 World Cup, India has to hit the reset button. In the shortest format, Virat Kohli has stepped down as captain. Ravi Shastri’s tenure as coach has also come to an end. It’s a new era for India, with Rohit Sharma as captain and Rahul Dravid as coach. Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, and Ravindra Jadeja are among the regulars who have been rested for this series. It allows Indian T20 League players a chance to take centre stage.
IND v NZ: Match Details
- Date – Wednesday, November 17, 2021
- Time – 7:30 PM IST
- Venue – Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
IND v NZ Pitch Report
The Sawai Mansingh Stadium pitch is often excellent for batting. The outfield is modest, but there are enough of opportunities for monster hits. As the contest progresses and the dew comes into play, the surface may become a little easier to bat on. Given all of this, we believe that something in the neighbourhood of 180 should be deemed standard for the venue.
In India, the winter season has just begun. The maximum temperature in Jaipur on Wednesday will be 26°C. The humidity level would be around 29%.
IND v NZ Head-to-Head:
- Total – 17
- India – 8
- New Zealand – 9
IND v NZ Probable Playing XI:
India - Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Avesh Khan & Yuzvendra Chahal.
New Zealand - Martin Guptill, Daryll Mitchell, Todd Astle, Tim Seifert (wk), Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Michael Santner, Ish Sodhi, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee (c), Adam Milne
IND vs NZ Key Players
IND Key Players
- KL Rahul
- Ruturaj Gaikwad
- Rishabh Pant
- Harshal Patel
NZ Key Players
- Tim Southee
- Ish Sodhi
- Martin Guptil
- Trent Boult
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