First published November 16, 2022, 4:23 PM IST
Wellington: Fans are disappointed when the New Zealand-India T20 series begins on Friday. The villain is Wellington’s torrential rain. The disappointing news comes while fans are waiting for the performance of young Indian stars including Sanju. The series consists of three T20 and ODI matches each. The Wellington Meteorological Center says there is a chance of rain at times. It is reported that there will be rain in the afternoon with light winds. The temperature can drop to 14 degrees.
The pitch in Wellington has traditionally supported the innings. There will be no change in the first T20 as well. The spinners will struggle to take wickets but they will be sensational in conceding runs.
Williamson will direct
The New Zealand team was announced yesterday. Kane Williamson will lead the team. All the prominent players who played in the T20 World Cup retained their place in the team. Spinner Ish Sodhi and Blair Tickner only play T20 matches. Matt Henty and Tom Latham will only play in the ODI series. Henty Nicholls will replace James Neesham in ODIs. Opener Martin Guptal was not considered for the squad. Trent Boult, who is out of New Zealand Cricket’s annual contract, is also absent from the squad.
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New Zealand: Kane Williamson, Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henty, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Adam Milne, James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner.
Indian team for T20 series: Hardik Pandya (captain), Rishabh Pant (vice-captain, wicketkeeper), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umran Malik.
Indian ODI team: Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Rishabh Pant (vice-captain, wicketkeeper), Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Shahbaz Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Sen and Umran Malik.
Last Updated November 16, 2022, 4:23 PM IST