Neesham brought in for injured Guptill in T20 series

Steve Waugh,Virat Kohli,Kane Williamson

Steve Waugh,Virat Kohli,Kane Williamson

There are quite a few additions to the Indian team. It will also be India's first T20I match after the semi-final loss against England in the World T20 which led to a massive controversy between Mithali and former coach Ramesh Powar.

They have hit the homestretch of a memorable three-month tour and a rampant India will be fancying another series win when they clash with under pressure hosts New Zealand in the opening T20 global at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Wednesday.

Peterson, meanwhile, finished as the hosts' leading wicket-taker with five wickets in two innings in the ODI series, and the second across teams, behind India's Poonam Yadav. In Kohli's absence, he might get to bat at number three again.

India's Predicted Playing XI for 1st T20I: Sportsrush presents before you India's playing XI for the first T20I against New Zealand. Part-time spinners Kedar Jadhav and Krunal Pandya might come into the picture as well.

While chasing the 253-run target set by India, New Zealand batsmen squandered their starts but the home team remained in the contest until Jimmy Neesham (44 off 32) was dismissed in the 37th over.

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In the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, India also can't afford to drop pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar which leaves them with only one spot of a fast bowler. They do hold an upper hand over India in the shortest format.

Having featured in the Top 4 run-scorers in the ODI series, both of them would be looking to carry forward their good form in the T20Is as well.

Martin Guptill has been ruled out of the T20 series due to injury.

India vs New Zealand 1st T20 match will be available live on Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 in English Commentary and Star Sports Hindi HD in Hindi Commentary.

Showering praise on young stumper Rishabh Pant, India opener Shikhar Dhawan on Tuesday termed Pant as "an asset" for the team.

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