New Zealand vs India 1st T20: Men in Blue are all set to take on Kiwis in the first T20I match Eden Park in Auckland on Friday. The five-match T20 series will commence on Friday. India will be facing New Zealand after the defeat in ICC World Cup 2019 semi-final. However, Virat Kohli said that revenge of 2019 World Cup exit can’t be on mind when you take on ‘nice’ Kiwis.
Meanwhile, KL Rahul will be doing the wicket-keeping despite the presence of two specialist wicket-keepers (Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant) in the squad. India made it clear that they will not be doing a lot of experiments ahead of ICC T20 World Cup 2020 which is scheduled to be played in Australia, later this year.
Virat Kolhi-led Men in Blue have defeated Sri Lanka and Australia in the home-series in the beginning of 2020.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Tim Seifert(w), Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Hamish Bennett
India: Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant(w), Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sanju Samson, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Dube