India vs New Zealand 2019: 1st T20I, Westpac Stadium, Wellington - Match Prediction

Arnold Nichols
February 6, 2019

Captain Virat Kohli and pacer Jasprit Bumrah continued to top the charts for batsmen and bowlers.

Dhoni, who has the most number of stumping to his name in global cricket with 190, was on every cricket fan's lips for his brilliant effort with the gloves to dismiss New Zealand's Jimmy Neesham in the fifth and final One-Day worldwide on Sunday.

The latest update also takes into account India's preceding three-match series against Australia.

On being questioned about his aggressive nature of play in the first powerplay, Dhawan said: "It is a change of mindset (more aggressive in power play) and also depends on wicket". 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's Predicted Playing XI for 1st T20I: Sportsrush presents before you India's playing XI for the first T20I against New Zealand. Hotstar.com will live stream the match in India.


Match Prediction; Well, after the conclusion of scintillating ODI series, it is the time for both the sides to entertain fans in the shortest version of the game.

Going ahead, India and New Zealand will square off in a three-match T20I series, which starts February 6 in Wellington.

Other batsmen to move up in the latest rankings update include the Australia duo of Glenn Maxwell (up two places to 30th) and Shaun Marsh (up from 60th to 43rd). Ind vs NZ 1st T20 is set to be played in Wellington.

Not been part of the ODI series in Australia and New Zealand, Pant would be looking to make the most of this opportunity at the top of the order, something which even Dhawan mentioned about him during his interaction with the media.

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