NZ vs IND: Preview, Predicted Playing XI, Live Streaming
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It will be the disappointment that will come out when semi-finalists of the T20 World Cup 2022 collide against each other in the 1st T20I at Sky Stadium, Wellington on Friday.
India will feel the heat and the simple reason is, they are coming off a one-sided loss against England. Given they have rested their big guns, Hardik Pandya has been asked to don the skipper's hat. Youngsters will be keen to prove a point with an eye on the future.
New Zealand are without Trent Boult and Martin Guptill which could give a hint on why they have moved ahead with Finn Allen. The bowling as usual is classy and will be tough to handle for the visitors in the windy Wellington.
Match: New Zealand vs India, 1st T20I
Time & Date: 18th November 2022, Friday, 12:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Sky Stadium, Wellington
Streaming & Live Broadcasting: Amazon Prime Video & DD Sports
Pitch Report: On an average basis, grounds have been pretty high-scoring in this part of the world but don't expect this ground to follow that route. Fondly known as 'Windy Wellington', the average first innings score here is 165. Rain is predicted ahead of the game which could delay the start of the game.
Probable Playing XI
New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson and Adam Milne.
India: Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant (wk), Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (c), Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik.
The last time India toured New Zealand for the T20I series, they went home with a 5-0 victory. Both the sides are filled with high-class talents, but it remains to be seen who brings their A-game.
Looking at the conditions, the Kiwis look favourite and should get past this Indian side given their experience.
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