India vs New Zealand: T20I Series Schedule, Venue & Match Timings

Neesham highlights Dhoni's importance in Indian cricket team

Sports 02 Feb 2019 Game not won unless MS Dhoni gets out Jimmy Neesham Written

Kedar Jadhav (up eight places to 35th) is another one to advance for India in the list led by their captain Virat Kohli.

Having defeated New Zealand 4-1 in the ODI series, India are now gearing up for the second leg of their tour across the Tasman sea.

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

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India's Predicted Playing XI for 1st T20I: Sportsrush presents before you India's playing XI for the first T20I against New Zealand. The manner in which the Kiwi batsmen face Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal would effectively decide the fate of the series. From that squad, only Rohit Sharma, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik are part of the current squad. With a lot of players competing for spots in the team, former cricketer and current analyst Aakash Chopra had a say on the Indian squad for the mega-event.

India and New Zealand will lock horns in a three-match T20 worldwide contest, starting at Wellington on Wednesday, 6 February.

Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 Hindi and DD Sports will televise NZ v IND 1st T20I in India, and the coverage will start at 12:00 PM IST.

LIVE Streaming of India vs New Zealand 1 T20 match will be available on Hotstar.

The 37-year-old, who has the most number of stumping to his name in global cricket with 190, once again showed his antics behind the stumps when he dismissed Jimmy Neesham during New Zealand's chase of 252 runs. But with some big players missing in both sides, reserve players will be eyeing to make the most of their opportunity and press their case for the ICC World Cup 2019.

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