India's Predicted Playing XI for 1st T20I against New Zealand

MS Dhoni is set to return for India

MS Dhoni is set to return for India

Rohit Sharma stand in captain for India in the absence of their permanent skipper Virat Kohli, is quite happy with the way they played in the fifth ODI after subjecting to a hectic top order collapse that resulted in 18/4.

Having defeated New Zealand 4-1 in the ODI series, India are now gearing up for the second leg of their tour across the Tasman sea.

Martin Guptill has been ruled out of the T20 global series against India, after failing to recover from a back injury.

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The latest update also takes into account India's preceding three-match series against Australia. The manner in which the Kiwi batsmen face Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal would effectively decide the fate of the series.

Dhoni's masterclass drew accolades and appreciation from all over the world, with a special tweet from the International Cricket Council (ICC) who warned all the batsmen not to leave the crease when the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman is behind the stumps.

Keeping their plans for the world event in mind, India will be looking to also dominate the series much like the ODI series for they haven't ever won a T20I match in New Zealand.

Other batsmen to move up in the latest rankings update include the Australia duo of Glenn Maxwell (up two places to 30th) and Shaun Marsh (up from 60th to 43rd). The LIVE telecast of the match will be available on Star Sports 1/HD.

What are the squads for the 1st T20I between India and New Zealand?

All-rounder Kedar Jadhav, who last played a T20I against Australia at Guwahati in 2017, should continue with his role from the ODI team. The first T20 will be played tomorrow (February 5) at Wellington.

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