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India to face New Zealand In a T20I Series on Their Own Turf - Dates, Venues, and Squad

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | January 22, 2023 08:13 PM

T20I cricket matches are more entertaining, and this time the men in blue, aka the roaring Indian Cricket team, will face New Zealand in a white-ball series. And you can double the fun by watching them live and using promo codes to get valuable incentives here- https://1promo.codes/ for signing up for the first time. 

India Vs New Zealand T20I 

In November of last year, the two countries played three T20Is and three ODIs, with the majority of the matches being hampered due to bad weather conditions. After the T20I World Cup, the Indian team traveled to New Zealand to play a limited-overs series. India headed to New Zealand to defeat them, with one draw and one triumph, and they will meet again in less than two months. This time, India will play in their own region.

Indian Squad for the T20I

The Indian squad looks a little shaken since Rishabh Pant is replaced as the wicketkeeper by Ishan Kishan and KS Bharat. And on top of that, experienced batters like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will also not play in the T20l matches. Sources also confirmed that world-class pacer Jasprit Bumrah will also miss the matches due to injury. 

The captain of the T20I team is Hardik Pandya, who has scored a total of 107 runs against New Zealand since 2016 in T20I matches and scored a total of 10 boundaries. Hardik strategically proved his worth before, and a hard hitter like him can definitely benefit India. The Captain, Deepak Hooda, and Washington Sundar, these three players are all-rounders among the 11 selected players for this upcoming T20I match. 

1.

Hardik Pandya (Captain)

2.

Suryakumar Yadav (vice-captain)

3.

Ruturaj Gaikwad

4.

Prithvi Shaw

5.

Ishan Kishan (wk)

6.

Shubman Gill

7.

Jitesh Sharma (WK)

8.

Rahul Tripathi

9.

Deepak Hooda

10.

Kuldeep Yadav

11.

Yuzvendra Chahal

12.

Washington Sundar

13.

Arshdeep Singh

14.

Umran Malik

15.

Shivam Mavi

16.

Mukesh Kumar

New Zealand Squad for the T20I

On the other hand, the captain of the New Zealand team for this T20I 2023 is Mitchell Santner who scored a total of 98 runs in 18 T20I matches against India since 2015. Although he is a tough player, the Captain’s overall stats are nowhere near in comparison with Hardik Pandya, the rest is up to the strategic remarks of these two captains. There will also be only  3 all-rounders players in the New Zealand squad. 

1.

Michael Bracewell

2.

Mark Chapman

3.

Daryl Mitchell

4.

Mitchell Santner (Captain)

5.

Michael Rippon

6.

Finn Allen

7.

Dane Cleaver

8.

Devon Conway

9.

Glenn Phillips

10.

Jacob Duffy

11.

Lockie Ferguson

12.

Ben Lister

13.

Henry Shipley

14.

Ish Sodhi

15.

Blair Tickner

Still, It's an immense responsibility for a captain to look out for the entire squad and make sure they're ready. It will be fascinating to observe the captain's tactics and the team's performance.

Dates and Venues for the T20I matches

Starting on January 27, 2023, three T20I International matches will be played between India and New Zealand.  

  • The first round will be played in JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi. 
  • 2nd round will be held in 29th January 29, and the venue is Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow. 
  • The final and 3rd round of T20I between India and New Zealand will be held on 1st February at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. 

Due to cricket being the most popular sport in the world, every match will be broadcast live worldwide and this particular T20I series will therefore be a lot more exciting.

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