After a disappointing campaign in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, team India are set to face New Zealand in a three-match T20 series under a newly appointed captain in Rohit Sharma. The last time India faced in a T20 international bilateral series, they registered a 5-0 series whitewash.
The Men in Blue would be hoping to exhibit similar performance in the upcoming series. The first match is slated to be played on Wednesday, 17th November. Here’s a look at their predicted playing XI:
IND vs NZ- India’s Predicted Playing XI vs New Zealand, 1st T20I
Openers: KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma has been appointed as the new captain of the Indian Cricket Team in T20 internationals, while KL Rahul will be his deputy. Both the batsmen should continue to open the innings in the three-match series.
The duo has an exceptional record as openers in T20 cricket. Unfortunately, they couldn’t give India solid starts in the first two games in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 but found form in the next three games. India would be hoping they continue that form in the upcoming three-match series.