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India tour of New Zealand 1st T20: Pitch Report, weather forecast

After 15 years, Team India had a chance to win the T20 World Cup, which went out of hand after losing to England in the semi-finals. Now the Indian team is going to start the three-match T20 series against New Zealand in Wellington on 18 November.

The team has completely changed in this series against New Zealand. Veterans like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are not a part of the team. Hardik Pandya will captain in place of Rohit. In such a situation, we will tell you in this story that 11 players can get a chance in the series starting from 18th November.

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Pitch Report

Pitches in New Zealand are always known as pacer’s friendly. There has always good pace, bounce, and swing on the soil of Wellington. While the small size of the ground helps the batsmen to clear the boundaries easily. We can expect an equal contest between bat and ball here.

Weather Forecast

The bad news from Wellington is that some rain is expected on match day. However, we can hope for a full 20-20 overmatch there.

Temperature- 20/14

Humidity- 90%

Wind- 14km/h

Chances of rain- 59%

Opening pair can be like this

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are not playing in this T20 series against New Zealand. In such a situation, young batsman Ishaan Kishan can open for Team India. Ishaan specializes in explosive batting. He has a strike rate of 131.15 while playing for India.

At the same time, Deepak Hooda can support Ishaan. Deepak got a place in the World Cup team, but he got very few chances. Deepak has already opened the batting for the Indian team and the strike rate of this player is 153.40.

These players will get a chance in the middle order

Star batsman Shreyas Iyer can come down to bat at number 3 in this T20 series against New Zealand. Shreyas is running in excellent form these days. At the same time, Suryakumar Yadav is sure to get a chance at number 4. Captain Hardik Pandya can come at number 5. This player can also contribute in bowling.

Pant can be a wicketkeeper

Team India’s wicketkeeper batsman can be Rishabh Pant. He can get a chance at number 6. He can also be seen playing the role of match finisher. Team India had reposed faith in Dinesh Karthik in the World Cup, but he has been dropped from the team due to poor performance.

These players will get placed in the lower order

All-rounder Washington Sundar’s place at number 7 in the lower order is confirmed. Along with batting at number 7, Sundar can be seen playing an important role for Team India with off-spin bowling.

Who will get a chance at bowling?

Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is believed to be getting a place in the first match against New Zealand. In the entire World Cup, this player could not get a chance in a single match.

Due to this, there was a lot of criticism of the team management. Apart from this, you can see Mohammad Siraj, Arshdeep Singh, and Harshal Patel as fast bowlers in the playing eleven.

Possible playing XI for the first T20

Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj, Arshdeep Singh.

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