Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction- New Zealand v India 1st T20

Rohit Sharma is set to lead the side in the absence of Virat Kohli. The Black Caps edged the sub-continental side 1-0 in a two-match away series in 2012 before losing 1-2 in India in 2017-18.

Let's have a look at the predicted playing XI of both teams.

. Rishabh Pant will have a chance to prove himself as he is back with the team for the T20 series. Notably, India had won the ODI series that followed the T20I series by a comfortable 3-1 margin. "New Zealand will, however, take heart from the sustained excellence of Trent Boult, whose incisiveness will be crucial to their fortunes at the World Cup", Laxman wrote. The likes of Shubman Gill, Krunal Pandya and Vijay Shankar will be hoping to make a mark if a chance comes their way. "It was good to see them work out a formula for success in a similar situation this time around, though ideally, the best approach would be to keep wickets in hand for the final flourish in the end overs", Laxman opined. Spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal (KulCha) are favourites to start, but if India decides to play Kedar Jadhav, one of the duo might be rested. The challenge should be slightly easier in T20s, and the hosts will also be relieved that India doesn't have someone like Shami to support Bhuvneshwar.

With Martin Guptill ruled out of the T20I series, the onus will be on Munro to hit the ground running.

Kane Williamson (c), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner, James Neesham. "She will slot right in having already been with the squad for the ODI campaign".

After clinching the ODI series 3-1, India will now aim to finish their tour of New Zealand with another series win.

Martin Guptill was on Monday ruled out of the New Zealand side for the Twenty20 worldwide series against India after failing to recover from a back injury.

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