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

Steve Waugh,Virat Kohli,Kane Williamson

Virat Kohli captain of India and Kane Williamson captain of New Zealand

India head coach Ravi Shastri was effusive in his praise for pacer Mohammed Shami and middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu after India completed a 4-1 series win against New Zealand in the ODI series.

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

The live stream of the 1st T20I will be available on Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV. The manner in which the Kiwi batsmen face Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal would effectively decide the fate of the series. Rishabh Pant will have a chance to prove himself as he is back with the team for the T20 series.

And the wicketkeeper-batsman returned to action with a bang as he showed his masterclass not only behind the stumps but was also seen guiding stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma in setting the field positions.

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Out of the 10 T20Is that he has played, Pant has batted thrice at No. 3.

Hardik Pandya showed why he is considered a risky player when he smashed a match winning knock of 22 balls 45 runs.

Both the Pandya brothers, Krunal and Hardik, might well be part of the same XI for the first time in national colours. 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. The visitors are with a great momentum while the hosts New Zealand would love to take an act of revenge. Boult topped the rankings in January 2016, and is again on his way up, with only India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah and Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan ahead of him. One out of Khaleel Ahmed or Siddarth Kaul will make it to the playing XI tomorrow. India had another good all-around day at Wellington.

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