Ind vs NZ, India vs New Zealand T20 2019 Schedule, Time Table, Fixtures, Date: India and New Zealand will shift their focus to T20Is after the five-match ODI series went in favour of the visitors.
India had no trouble taking an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the ODI series but then showed glimpses of jittery batting in the fourth and fifth dead rubbers. In the fourth ODI, India were dismissed for a paltry 92 runs, to lose by eight wickets. And in the fifth ODI, India were 18/4 before Ambati Rayudu, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya and Kedar Jadhav staged a comeback to steer the side to 252. In reply, New Zealand fell 35 runs short to lose the series 4-1.
In terms of personnel news, India have already rested Jasprit Bumrah and Virat Kohli for the T20 series. For the hosts, Martin Guptill has been ruled out after failing to recover from a back injury. His place in the squad will be taken by all-rounder Jimmy Neesham, who also featured in the final two ODIs against India. “Unfortunately Martin hasn’t recovered in time for this T20 series – which is very condensed with three games over five days,” Stead was quoted as saying by Stuff.co.nz.
India vs New Zealand T20s schedule (IST Time)
1st T20: February 6 at Westpac Stadium, Wellington. Toss at 12:00 PM IST, start at 12.30 PM IST.
2nd T20: February 8 at Eden Park, Auckland. Toss at 11.00 AM IST, start at 11.30 AM IST.
3rd T20: February 10 at Seddon Park, Hamilton. Toss at 12.00 PM IST, start at 12.30 PM IST.
India vs New Zealand T20 Squads
India squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, K Khaleel Ahmed, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya
New Zealand squad: Kane Williamson (c), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.
India vs New Zealand TV channels
India’s tour of New Zealand is being aired live on Star Sports Network. The series will be aired in English commentary on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD with Hindi commentary on Star Sports Hindi and Star Sports Hindi HD.