India opt to bowl; No Mithali in XI

India tour of New Zealand 2019

India tour of New Zealand 2019

Recently, Mandhana played some match-winning knocks in India's spectacular 2-1 win over New Zealand in the ODI series.

The first T20I at the Westpac Stadium also provides the opportunity to visitors to bounce back after a defeat in the last match of the ODI series. He had become the first India captain to win a bilateral Test and ODI series in Australia. For someone who has won matches for India in the recent past, Karthik is usually the one who is left out when it comes to trying other players. Captain Virat Kohli and pacer Jasprit Bumrah continued to top the charts for batsmen and bowlers.

The Kiwi stalwart will have his task cut out against Kuldeep Yadav who was in excellent form in the ODI series.

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (capt), 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.

Foreign Secretary call with Juan Guaido: 30 January 2019
Maduro, who says he will remain for his second six-year term, has accused the opposition of attempting a US -backed coup. Guaido led a peaceful demonstration Wednesday with residents stepping out of their homes and workplaces for two hours.

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

If India manage to resist their temptation of playing a left-arm pacer, Kaul should take the new ball alongside Bhuvneshwar Kumar at Wellington.

After praising the formidable top-order lineup in his column for ESPNCricinfo, Aakash has backed Ambati Rayudu for the No.4 spot saying that his gritty 90 in the fifth ODI against New Zealand in Wellington assured his ticket to England.

India T20 squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Siraj. Dew could come into play as the match will be played under lights. Both sides will look to maximise every worldwide exposure that comes its way, thus adding some context to the T20Is.

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