New Zealand vs India 1st T20I Match Preview, Possible XI and News

India will be confident of doing well in the T20I series after brushing aside New Zealand in the one-day series. Rohit Sharma will lead the side for the three-match T20 series. The visitors will play their first T20 game at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Wednesday. On the other hand, New Zealand will be keen to start afresh and put pressure back on the Indians.

New Zealand vs India, 1st T20I Match Preview and Possible XI


Dream11 Team for IND vs NZ

NZ VS IND 1st T20 Preview

New Zealand

Tim Siefert will open the innings with Colin Munro for the three-match T20I series. Wicket-keeper batsman Siefert will be keen to make an impression with the bat in the absence of Martin Guptill, who will miss the game due to back problems. Daryl Mitchell is expected to make his T20 debut for the side and will be slotted in at no.5 in the batting order. Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor are the most bankable players for the side in the XI. The duo will need to come with big runs in order to overcome India in this game.

In the bowling department, Trent Boult will be rested for this game as Tim Southee will make his return to the side. Doug Bracewell and Lockie Ferguson are other pace options for the side for this game. Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi will play as a spin combination for New Zealand for the series opener.


Rohit Sharma will lead the side for this game. He is certainly a bankable player for the side in the format. Shikhar Dhawan has enjoyed a good year in the format and will be looking to add more runs to his name. Shubham Gill will be keen to make an impression in the three-match series. The youngster has touted as one player to watch out for in the coming years. Gill will need to deliver due to all expectations being pitted against him.

Kedhar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, and Rishabh Pant will make the middle-order for India for this game. Pant will be keen to make an impact with the bat. He had a good Test series for India in Australia. Pant will eye a good score to make sure he can convince the selectors that he needs to play in shorter formats. It will be a toss between Krunal Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav while Khaleel Ahmed will play this game.

Possible XIs for NZ vs IN 1st T20

Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, MS Dhoni (wk), Rishabh Pant, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav/Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Khaleel Ahmed/Siddarth Kaul.
Probable XI: Colin Munro, Tim Seifert (wk), Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Daryl Mitchell, Colin de Grandhomme, Doug Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson