Martin Guptill, New Zealand.
Martin Guptill, New Zealand. (Photo: Twitter)
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New Zealand would be gutted to lose the final of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 against Australia. However, all that is now a thing of the past, and their focus must shift to the upcoming three-match T20 series against India.

The first T20I is slated to be played on Wednesday, 17th November 2021. In a big development, Kane Williamson has opted to rest and Tim Southee will lead the team. In this article, we look at New Zealand’s predicted playing XI for the first match against India.

IND vs NZ: New Zealand’s Predicted Playing XI vs India, 1st T20I

Openers: Martin Guptill and Daryl Mitchell

Martin Guptill and Daryl Mitchell
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Both fared well in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 as openers for New Zealand. The duo is likely to continue opening for the team ahead of the first T20I against India. Daryl Mitchell was one of the standout batsmen for New Zealand in the World Cup.

In 7 matches, he scored 208 runs at a strike rate of 140.54. Martin Guptill too 208 runs in 7 matches at a strike rate of 120.

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