The Indian team will play a three-match T20I series from New Zealand under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya. The first match will be played on 18 November.
The Indian team has started preparing for this. Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav’s bat has been very good in the recently concluded T20I World Cup.
In New Zealand, young Finn Allen has been given a chance in place of Martin Guptill, who was part of the New Zealand team in the World Cup, while no one else has got a chance in place of Trent Boult.
Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson will represent the pace attack. India will have to do special planning for some New Zealand players.
Kane Williamson is in form –
The way New Zealand performed in the T20I World Cup. That was awesome. Although the team lost to Pakistan in the semi-finals, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has been in form. Williamson has scored 178 runs in five innings in the T20I World Cup at an average of 35.60 and a strike rate of 116.34. The highest score in this has been 61 runs.
Team India needs to be careful with Glenn Phillips –
Glenn Phillips’s bat has also done well in the T20I World Cup. Scored 201 runs in five matches at an average of 40.20 and a strike rate of 158.27. Glenn Phillips played a brilliant inning of 104 off 64 balls against Sri Lanka.
Finn Allen will play for the first time against India –
Finn Allen impressed with his batting in the T20I World Cup. In the first match against Australia, he scored 42 runs off 16 balls. Finn Allen has played 23 T20Is so far. He landed for India for the first time. His aggressive batting can be a matter of concern for the Indian bowlers.
Mitchell Santner specializes in taking wickets –
New Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner specializes in doing wonders with both bat and ball. In the T20I World Cup, Santner took 9 wickets in five matches. Santner has also been playing IPL matches from Chennai Super Kings. He knows the Indian batsmen very well.