India vs New Zealand, LIVE Cricket Score, 1st T20I at Wellington: Rohit Sharma and Co eye winning start

India vs New Zealand, 1st T20I Live Score: Seifert smashes 10 off the final two deliveries from Chahal as NZ proceed their dominance, 13 runs taken from the over, they need to be targetting 220 from right here on.

The first India vs New Zealand T20I is being telecast on Star Sports Network. The New Zealand-India reside streaming will happen on Click here to know when and the place to observe the primary T20I between New Zealand and India.

1st T20I preview: They have hit the homestretch of a memorable three-month tour and a rampant India shall be fancying one other collection win once they conflict with underneath strain hosts New Zealand within the opening T20 International right here on Wednesday.

While common skipper Virat Kohli is getting the much-needed relaxation, the Rohit Sharma-led squad shall be hoping it has sufficient left within the tank to report a maiden T20 collection win in New Zealand, following a report 4-1 lead to ODIs and a historic tour of Australia.

File picture of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (L) and India skipper Rohit Sharma. AP/AFP

“We too are humans and our bodies need a bit of rest. Of course, we would be looking to the win the series and carry the momentum back home for the Australia series,” opener Shikhar Dhawan stated on the eve of the sport.

The previous ODI collection solved part of the puzzle as India look to finalise their 15 for the World Cup. But there are nonetheless a number of spots up for grabs and the T20 collection may help the workforce administration zero in on the squad for the mega occasion in England in May-July.

Young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant, who was not a part of the ODIs, returns hungrier and has a giant alternative to stake a declare for a World Cup spot within the upcoming three T20s.

Veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni is again within the T20 combine after being omitted from the collection towards Australia final 12 months and his efficiency may also be keenly adopted. He final performed a T20 in July.

Following the excessive of the Test collection Down Under, one other stellar exhibiting may simply persuade the selectors to incorporate Pant within the final-15.

The collection can also be a chance for Dinesh Karthik, who has finished nicely as a finisher however continues to be not a positive starter within the eleven. Ambati Rayudu grabbed his likelihood with a match-winning 90 within the fifth ODI, in all probability sufficient to seal a spot within the middle-order.

Nineteen-year-old Shubman Gill confirmed glimpses of his a lot talked about expertise within the remaining two ODIs however didn’t permit himself to settle in his debut collection. In Kohli’s absence, he may get to bat at quantity three once more.

Besides Pant, the others who’ve joined the workforce are spin all-rounder Krunal Pandya and Punjab pacer Siddharth Kaul.

In the absence of seniors like Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj and Khaleel Ahmed haven’t made a lot of an affect and they are going to be aiming for a breakthrough efficiency.

Dhawan didn’t do nicely within the final three ODIs towards New Zealand and is raring to complete the tour on a excessive.

Ahead of the sport, he was additionally seen practising with a tennis ball to counter the bounce and swing generated by the house workforce’s pacers.

New Zealand shall be determined to show issues round after a 1-Four drubbing. They do maintain an higher hand over India within the shortest format. They beat India 2-Zero within the 2008-09 within the sole bilateral collection performed on New Zealand soil until date.

The Black Caps edged the sub-continental aspect 1-Zero in a two-match away collection in 2012 earlier than shedding 1-2 in India in 2017-18.

The ball swung initially on the Westpac Stadium on Sunday and New Zealand pacers shall be itching to take advantage of that however they will not have the companies of premier quick bowler Trent Boult, who has been rested.

It shall be attention-grabbing to see what rookie all-rounder Daryl Mitchell and pacer Blair Tickner do of their debut collection.


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

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

Match begins at 12.30 pm IST.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Feb 06, 2019


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