Glenn Phillips has been one of the most exciting T20 batsmen in recent times. When Yuzvendra Chahal gets his first match after a long time, the contest between the two will be worth watching. Regular head coach Rahul Dravid kept Chahal on the bench throughout the T20 World Cup. Phillips had scored 108 off 51 balls in his previous match against a formidable West Indies bowling attack at the same ground. However, all eyes will be on skipper Kane Williamson, who has been struggling with poor form for quite some time now. As far as bowling is concerned, this is the home ground of spinner Ish Sodhi. He would leave no stone unturned to give his 100 per cent in this match.
India vs New Zealand Ind vs Nz Head To Head
- total matches 20
- India won 9
- New Zealand won 9
Expected Playing XI (Ind vs Nz Playing XI)
India: Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya (captain), Washington Sundar, Umran Malik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh and Yuzvendra Chahal.
New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne and Lockie Ferguson.
pitch and weather (Ind vs Nz Mount Maunganui Weather Forecast)
After two years, a T20 International match will be played on this ground. The average score at this ground in the first innings has been 199. Although the spinners have been more effective here. Today’s match may also be affected by rain
Numbers Game (Ind vs Nz Stats)
- Suryakumar Yadav has hit 60 sixes this year, which is the record for most sixes in a calendar year of T20 International.
- Rishabh Pant of India will complete his one thousand in T20 International if he scores 30 more runs