The first match of the T20 series between India and New Zealand is to be played today at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Rohit Sharma will enter the field as full time captain for the first time, India is going to play its first match under the coaching of Rahul Dravid along with Rohit. India’s command will be in the hands of Rohit Sharma, while on the other hand New Zealand’s command will be in the hands of Tim Southee, not Kane Williamson.
Kane Williamson has been rested for the T20 series, he will be seen in the Test series between India and New Zealand. The Indian team has also rested Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami for the T20 series.
An international match will be played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, after almost eight years, Rajasthan Cricket was not given the opportunity to host any international match from nearly one spectator in the past due to administrative crisis. After this series, Jaipur will also host the One Day International in February 2022.
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So far India and New Zealand have played a total of 17 T20 matches against each other. Out of which New Zealand has won 9 times and India has won 6 times while two matches have been tied. In both the tie matches, India went to the Super Over and won the match. There have been a total of five matches between India and New Zealand on Indian soil, out of which New Zealand has won 3 matches and India has won two matches.
indian t20 squad
Rohit Sharma (captain), Rituraj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj .
New Zealand T20 Squad
Martin Guptill, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Todd Ashley, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert, Trent Bolt, Lucky Ferguson, Kyle Jamieson, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee (captain), Adam Milne.
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