IND vs NZ 1st T20I Match: T20 and ODI series between India and New Zealand is going to start. The first match of the T20 series is to be played in Wellington on Friday, November 18, for which both the teams are ready. The command of Team India has been handed over to the young Hardik Pandya and many young players have also been given a chance for this series. The Indian team will forget the memories of the crushing defeat from England in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup and enter the field with the intention of winning the series afresh. This series is not going to be easy for Team India, so captain Hardik Pandya will not want to take any risk. VVS Laxman is in charge of the head coach for the series as Rahul Dravid has been rested for a few days after the World Cup. Meanwhile, BCCI has put a video on its social media and the preparations of Team India can be easily understood in it.
BCCI shared the video of Team India’s preparations
In the video shared by the BCCI, the young players of the Indian team are seen preparing to play big strokes in the nets and also in the open field. The young brigade is sweating it out and looks set to take on New Zealand at home. Meanwhile, the special thing is that in the T20 International matches played between India and New Zealand so far, Team India seems to have the upper hand, but the head to head figures are very close. There have been 21 T20 International matches between India and New Zealand so far, in which Team India has won 11 matches and New Zealand team has been victorious in nine matches. The result of one match has not been revealed. That means the competition is going to be tough.
Young players have a chance to make a place in the team
The T20 series against New Zealand is also special and important because after about two years from now i.e. in 2024, the T20 World Cup is to be held again. The players who could not make their place in the team in the World Cup played this year, will have a chance to confirm their place by performing better in the Indian team for the next World Cup. A lot of young players can be involved in this. The special thing is that before the next World Cup, many big and veteran players of Team India can also announce their retirement and only young players will get a place in their place. The New Zealand team is also ready for the match and their very strong team will take the field, in such a situation, the competition will be close, there should not be much doubt about it.
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