India and New Zealand will be taking on each other in a three-match T20 international series at the subcontinent and the Kiwis have retained their squad from the T20 World cup 2021. New Zealand is on a roll after beating the favourites England in the semi-final and has reached the third consecutive ICC final.
They look very strong on paper and are likely to not tinker with their playing XI from the T20 World cup as well. There might be chances of Lockie Ferguson returning to the side from the injury he picked up. Here is New Zealand’s predicted playing XI for the first T20I.
IND vs NZ 2021: New Zealand’s Predicted Playing XI For The First T20I
Martin Guptill has been in good form in the T20 World cup 2021 and he can be a destructive top-order batsman in limited-overs cricket when he gets going. He has immense experience in the format and is likely to hold on to his place in the playing XI against India. The 35-year-old is one of the fewest players to reach 3000 T20I runs and he deserves his place in the XI.