India eye winning start to T20I series against New Zealand on their 2019 NZ tour

India vs New Zealand
India will play New Zealand in the first T20I tomorrow
India and New Zealand are set to go head to head on Wednesday in the first T20I of the three match series as India’s 2019 NZ tour moves ahead. Team India go into this game as the favourites.

Date and Time : 6th February 2019, 12:30 PM IST

Venue : Westpac Stadium, Wellington

India ended the five match ODI series on a high note winning the final one-dayer. They won the series 4-1. It will be their aim now to win the T20I series as well to make it a highly successful tour.

The Batting have been fine barring that one occasion in the first ODI and consistency is what will be required in the three T20’s.

While Bowling have been fine as well restricting NZ well. They will be tested in the shortest format and they need to come out with flying colours.

On the other hand, New Zealand will be extremely disappointed and sort of embarrassed with their performances in the ODI series at their own backyard.

They will look to bounce back and winning the T20I series is what they will be focusing on.

All departments need to put in good performance in order to excel against this current Indian side.

India have a poor record against NZ in T20I’s and they would look to correct that.

Team news and possible line-ups

Blair Tickner is available for New Zealand for the midweek game and might play.

As for India, Siddarth Kaul is available and might play tomorrow.

New Zealand XI : K. Williamson (C), Munro, C. de Grandhomme, R. Taylor, Neesham, Bracewell, Santner, Southee, L. Ferguson, D. Mitchell, I. Sodhi.

India XI : R. Sharma (C), Dhawan, S. Gill, Jadhav, Pant, Dhoni, H. Pandya, B. Kumar, K. Yadav, Chahal, Siraj.


I expect India to win this game.


Alankrit Mathur

Hi, I am Alankrit Mathur. I have a passion for Football & Cricket. I love to write blogs about the above mentioned sports.

2 thoughts on “India eye winning start to T20I series against New Zealand on their 2019 NZ tour

  • February 15, 2019 at 6:52 am

    New Zealand won T20 series by 2-1. In the absence of Virat Kohli, Indian team seems weak and also bowling performance by the Indian team is also not to the point.

    • February 16, 2019 at 12:23 pm

      Yes Kohli does influence the team a lot but you have to give credit to New Zealand who played better cricket in the T20I series to defeat India.


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