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IND vs NZ Series 2021: Squads, Schedule, Venues, India Squad, Date, Live Streaming Details. The Indian Cricket Team failed to reach the semi-finals of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 after finishing at third position in the Group 2 of the Super 12 round. This is the first time when the Men in Blue haven’t reached the knockout stage of the ICC event in the last nine years.

Nevertheless, their ambitions to win an ICC event have been done and dusted and the focus moves to the upcoming series against New Zealand.

Team India are set to play three T20 internationals and two Tests against New Zealand, starting from 17th November 2021. India’s squad for the T20 series was officially announced on Tuesday.

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KL Rahul And Rohit Sharma, Best Opening Pair
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Rohit Sharma has been announced as the new skipper of the Indian Cricket Team in the T20 format, while KL Rahul will be his deputy. Virat Kohli, who has stepped down from captaincy in T20Is, has been rested for the series along with Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami.

There are a lot of fresh faces in the squad such as Venkatesh Iyer, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, and Ruturaj Gaikwad. All have been included on the back of exceptional performances in the IPL 2021.

Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad (Image Credit: Twitter)

Notably, Hardik Pandya has been dropped from the squad as well. Besides, the likes of Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, and Mohammad Siraj mark their return in the series.

Kane Williamson
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As for New Zealand, Trent Boult and Colin de Grandhomme would be rested due to bubble fatigue. New Zealand boasts of a lot of spinners in their squad. Ajaz Patel will lead the spin attack, which also comprises William Somerville and Mitchell Santner.

The pace bowling duties will be shared by Tim Southee, Neil Wagner and Kyle Jamieson. Kane Williamson will lead the side.

IND vs NZ Series 2021 Squads

T20 Internationals

India Squad:

Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Mohd. Siraj

New Zealand squad:

Kane Williamson (captain), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi and Tim Southee

Tests:

New Zealand Squad:

Kane Williamson (captain), Tom Blundell (wicketkeeper), Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Ajaz Patel, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Will Somerville, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner and Will Young

India Squad :

Ajinkya Rahane (Captain), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), KS Bharat (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Md. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna

Virat Kohli will join the squad for the second Test and will lead the team.

IND vs NZ Series 2021 Schedule

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T20 Internationals:

  • 1ST T20 International: 17th November 2021, Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur: 7:00 PM IST
  • 2nd T20I: 19th November 2021, JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi: 7:00 PM IST
  • 3rd T20I: 21st November 2021, Eden Gardens, Kolkata: 7:00 PM

Tests:

  • 1st Test: November 25-29, Green Park, Kanpur: 9:30 AM
  • 2nd Test: December 3-7, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai: 9:30 AM

IND vs NZ Series 2021 Venues

The first T20 international between India and New Zealand will be played in Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. The second and third T20 internationals will be played at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi and Eden Gardens, Kolkata respectively.

T20 internationals will be followed by 2 Tests, the first of which will be played at Green Park, Kanpur. The second Test will be played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

IND vs NZ Series 2021 India Squad

India T20I Squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Mohd. Siraj

India Test Squad: The BCCI is yet to announce India’s Test squad for the series

IND vs NZ Series 2021 Live Streaming Details

Star Sports Network has bought the broadcasting rights for all the matches of the upcoming series between India and New Zealand.

The live-streaming of all the matches will be available on the Disney+Hotstar app in India.