When and Where to Watch 1st T20I Match on Live TV & Online

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The Black Caps edged the sub-continental side 1-0 in a two-match away series in 2012 before losing 1-2 in India in 2017-18.

Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Siraj.

The first T20I at the Westpac Stadium also provides the opportunity to visitors to bounce back after a defeat in the last match of the ODI series.


The 37-year-old, who has the most number of stumping to his name in global cricket with 190, once again showed his antics behind the stumps when he dismissed Jimmy Neesham during New Zealand's chase of 252 runs.

Dhoni, who has the most number of stumping to his name in worldwide 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 global on Sunday.

India pulled off a tremendous performance in the ODI series against New Zealand to script a historic 4-1 series win.


Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues formed a successful opening partnership in the ODI series and India are expected to continue with the same pair in T20Is.

Veteran India wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni also returned to the T20I squad after a long hiatus. In the meantime, Shikhar Dhawan reckons Pant is an asset for India and he'll make use of the chances. Spin-bowling allrounder Anna Peterson, who was the Player of the Match in the third and last ODI on February 1, has been named Bezuidenhout's replacement, and will join the squad in Auckland on Thursday.

The team will also be relieved to have Hardik Pandya back in the squad for it given them the cushion of playing both their wrist-spinners in Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav. Captain Virat Kohli and pacer Jasprit Bumrah continued to top the charts for batsmen and bowlers. India had another good all-around day at Wellington.


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