Introduction to India vs New Zealand T-20 series:
After the T-20 world Cup series, India is going to host the T-20 international series of three matches against New Zealand which is captioned as the Blackcaps T-20 international series. The matches are reported to be played on Indian home grounds.
This series is likely to be headed by Rahul Dravid as a head coach. Replacing Ravi Shastri, the current coach of the Indian Cricket Team, this series will be the first assignment for Rahul Dravid as a new coach of the Indian Cricket Team.
Taking insights into the T-20 Cup series, India got defeated to New Zealand by 8 wickets, which was very disappointing for the Indian Cricket team fans and for the team itself. Recently, India failed to qualify for the semifinals in the T-20 World Cup. Some of their major defeats were against Pakistan and New Zealand.
Predicting Squad and Captain
After returning from the T-20 World Cup tour, which was held in Dubai, the next focus of the Indian Cricket team is on the T-20 series with Blackcaps. The match will be played under the supervision of Rahul Dravid, as a new coach of the Indian cricket team. The emphasis on the squad and the captain who will be playing the matches, has already been laid by him.
Players that can be expected to be playing for India in the India vs New Zealand series are Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul/Rishabh Pant, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Varun Chakravarthy and Rahul Chahar.
Now, talking about the captaincy of the team in the match, the names of three players are likely to be finalized for captaincy i.e Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. However, some of the Senior players like Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah are likely to be rested in the series, as they have been continuously playing since the series with Australia.
3 Indian Batsmen with highest strike rates against New Zealand in T20Is
Rohit is the Vice Captain of the Indian cricket team and has served as Captain in the absence of Virat Kohli in several matches in the past. Sharma is known for his batting skills and plays as an opening batsman of the Indian cricket team.
In the T20 World Cup, he was seen in form and batted well against Namibia by completing his 24th half century in the T20 Internationals. He is an experienced player and has already served as captain of the Indian Cricket team in several One- day International matches and test cricket matches in the absence of Virat Kohli.
Moreover, he also represents the IPL team Mumbai Indians as a Captain. Talking about his earlier performance in T20 international matches against New Zealand, the player has played excellent innings in the past. He managed to score 80 runs in 55 balls with a strike rate of 145.45. The match was played in New Delhi on 1 November 2017.
Known by the name Gabbar, Dhawan is one of the most experienced players of the Indian cricket team who used to bat for India as an opening batsman. He has played for India in several International matches and made several centuries and half centuries. However, he could not grab a seat in the upcoming series against New Zealand.
His past performance against New Zealand was outstanding. The player made 80 runs in 52 balls with a strike rate of 153.84. He was highly praised for his performance in the match. The match was played on November 1,2017 in New Delhi.
Virat has been serving as a captain of The Indian Cricket Team for several years and Indian has won several tournaments under his captaincy. Besides this, he also leads the IPL team of Royal Challengers Bangalore as a Captain.
However, he is resting in the upcoming T20 international matches against New Zealand, his earlier performance against the Kiwis was outstanding.
The captain, managed to score an outstanding record by completing 70 runs in 41 balls in a T20 international match against New Zealand with a strike rate of 170.73. The match was played in Chennai on September 11, 2012.
Since the craze for cricket will always continue to rise in the new generation of India in the coming time as well, India will never be going to experience the shortage of young talent in the coming generation as well. You can think of these players in your dream 11 prediction team for fantasy cricket.
In this series, we are going to experience the talent of the new generation, which will ultimately enhance the quality of the game in the coming times.