After a thrilling ODI series which ended 2-1 in the host’s favour, India and New Zealand are set to resume their rivalry in the 1st T20I in New Delhi tonight. Both sides come into the T20I series on the back of some impressive displays in the ODI series and will be confident of improving further in the shortest format of the game.
Without wasting much time, let us jump straight into the Team News.
India Team News
Veteran seamer Ashish Nehra plays his final international match for India tonight and will hence be part of the starting XI. Bhuvneshwar Kumar may be given a rest to accommodate the retiring Nehra. Newcomers Mohammed Siraj and Shreyas Iyer may have to wait to make their national team debuts.
Probable XI: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra.
New Zealand Team News
The Kiwis are likely to bring in leg-spinner Ish Sodhi into the starting XI. Sodhi starred for Nottingham Forest in their Natwest T20 title triumph a couple of months and will be a vital weapon for New Zealand tonight. Tim Southee or Adam Milne might make way to accommodate him.
Probable XI: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Tom Latham, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne/Tim Southee, Trent Boult.
Best Dream 11 Team
This is the best Dream 11 combination according to me for this match.
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