A three-match T20I series between New Zealand and India is scheduled to begin on November 18 (7:30 PM local time, 12:00 PM IST) at the Wellington Regional Stadium. Despite having an outstanding performance in the Super 12 stages of the T20 World Cup 2022, both teams were recently eliminated in the semifinal rounds. However, a fantastic series is about to begin with two top-notch teams going head-to-head.
Seasoned batter Martin Guptill was not selected by the Kiwis, and seam bowler Trent Boult’s choice to forego signing a central contract with New Zealand did not win him any favours. The quick bowlers on the team, who haven’t had many opportunities, will have a lot more of them as a result.
However, the visiting team, India, would be attempting to assemble a team for the upcoming T20 World Cup in 2024. For the series, the older players were rested, and Hardik Pandya will captain the team in place of Rohit Sharma.
The Wellington drop-in pitch is anticipated to be favourable for batting as well as the bowlers will still have their work cut out for them. According to the previous performances at the location, the captain who wins the toss will aim to bowl first.
Expect rain to make an appearance. Wellington is predicted to see showers in the evening, which could, at the absolute least, delay the commencement of the event.
Probable Playing XI for India: Ishan Kishan,Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya (c), Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Probable Playing XI for NZ:Devon Conway (wk), Finn Allen, Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson