India will lock horns with the black caps for the first T20 international tomorrow. It will be the first of the 5 T20 matches scheduled in the series.
India is roaring high in confidence after defeating the Aussies after being 1-0 down in the series.
India vs New Zealand Match Details
The match will be played at Eden Park, Auckland. The coverage of the match begins at 12:20 pm IST on Friday (January 24).
Where To Watch The Match?
To enjoy the English commentary switch to Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD. And for Hindi commentary watch Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD.
India Struggling With Injuries
Virat will lead the men in blue as usual while Rohit will assist him is the role of vice-captain. India is struggling with several injury concerns. With Hardik Pandya out of the equation for quite a while, Bhubaneswar Kumar and the latest addition to the list is the opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan.
Young Talent From India
Injury to Dhawan has opened the gates for Sanju Samson while we have the likes of Shivam Dube and Washington Sundar waiting for their chances to shine.
New Zealand Not Looking In Great Shape Either
The black caps are certainly not to their full strength squad. They have a huge list of injured players. Particularly in the bowling department.
They have a fairly inexperienced fast bowling unit with Tim Southee being the most experienced. Trent Boult, Matt Henry, and Lockie Ferguson are all out due to injury woes.
What to expect?
We can expect a high scoring encounter at Eden Park. With both teams having some serious ammunition in their batting ranks we can lot of runs in both the innings.
In our opinion, India will enjoy the upper hand considering the current form of both the teams. But you can’t predict anything about T20’s.