India vs New Zealand T20 Preview: India Looks Forward to Continue Their Winning Streak

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India vs New Zealand T20 Prediction

India and New Zealand will move their concentration to T20Is after the five-match ODI series. India experienced no difficulty taking a great 3-0 lead in the ODI arrangement, yet their falling batting performance in the 4th and 5th dead rubber matches is a thing of concern.

In the fourth ODI, India was all out for a total of 92 runs and lost the match by eight wickets. Furthermore, in the fifth ODI, India were 18/4 until Ambati Rayudu, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, and Kedar Jadhav arranged a rebound to direct the side to 252. In answer, New Zealand fell 35 runs short to lose the match and series by 4-1.

 

In the absence of Virat Kohli, the group’s order will stay under the captainship of Rohit Sharma. After the win in the opening 3 ODI’s, Captain Kohli was rested from the remaining two ODIs and T20 matches. In the meantime, the team will likewise lack Jaspreet Bumrah. 

For the hosts, Martin Guptill has been kept out after failing to recover from back injury. His place in the squad will be taken by all-rounder Jimmy Neesham, who was additionally included in the last two ODIs against India.  

India vs New Zealand T20 Schedule

The beginning of the three-T20 matches will be from February 6. The first match will be played in Bellingham, where the last ODI was played. The second T20 match will be played in Auckland’s Eden Park on February 8, while the last of the arrangement will be played in Hamilton on February 10.

First T20: February 6 at Westpac Stadium, Wellington. Hurl at 12:00 PM IST. Match to begin at 12.30 PM IST.

 

Second T20: February 8 at Eden Park, Auckland. Hurl at 11.00 AM IST. Match to begin at 11.30 AM IST.

 

Third T20: February 10 at Seddon Park, Hamilton. Hurl at 12.00 PM IST. Match to begin at 12.30 PM IST.

 

India vs New Zealand T20 Squad

India squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, K Khaleel Ahmed, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya

 

New Zealand squad: Kane Williamson (c), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.

India vs New Zealand T20 Live Broadcast

India vs New Zealand T20 will be stream live on Star Sports Network. The arrangement will telecast in English commentary on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD, while the Hindi commentary will be live on Star Sports Hindi and Star Sports Hindi HD.

India’s chance of levelling off Pakistan’s record

The men in blue have stayed unbeaten in the previous 10 T20I matches. If they manage to pull it off against the Kiwis, the Indian team will level with Pakistan’s record of being unbeaten in 11 T20I games.

In their previous 10 T20I bilateral series, India has won 8 and 2 were drawn.

From that point onwards, India has crushed Sri Lanka (1-0), drew against Australia at home (1-), vanquished New Zealand at home (2-1), whitewashed Sri Lanka at home (3-0), crushed South Africa (2-1), won the Nidahas Trophy, vanquished Ireland (2-0), England (2-1), West Indies at home (3-0) and drew against Australia (1-1).

Pakistan, who won all their T20I matches since the 2016 World Cup, endured a 2-0 victory against South Africa on Sunday, hence finishing their streak at 11. Pakistan will confront the Proteas for the last T20I on Wednesday.

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