No Kane Williamson in New Zealand T20i’s | 1st T20i Preview | IND VS NZ


After a loss in the T20 World Cup Final against Australia, New Zealand will look to defeat India in the T20is series kicking off from 17th November at Jaipur. Both the teams have arrived in Jaipur and the biggest news is that Kane Williamson will skip the India T20is series. In addition, Tim Southee will lead the team in Kane’s absence in the 1st match on 17th November. Tim Southee has an implacable record in T20i as a captain, he has led New Zealand to win 12 times out of 18 matches he has captained. Daryll Mitchell, Mitchell Santner and Trent Boult will be the players to watch out for. Moreover, these players have made a great impact in the recent T20 World Cup. Here is the preview of the epic encounter between India and New Zealand (IND VS NZ).

Match Details: IND vs NZ

Match – India vs New Zealand – 1st T20i

Venue – Sawai Man Singh International Cricket Stadium, Jaipur

Time – 07:30 PM IST

Where to watch live – Star Sports Network


Kane Williamson to skip India T20is in order to prepare for the test matches starting from 25th November 2021 at Kanpur. Due to the workload management, this decision might have been taken.

Pitch Report :

The pitch will be fresh as no match is played on it for a long time. However, the batsmen can rule in the second innings. The most significant factor which will play is DEW during both innings. Due to the weather getting cooler as time progresses, more dew is expected to pitch in. The team will choose to bowl first to get the advantage of the situation.



Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell,Tim Seifert, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips(wk), James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult


Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas lyer, Rishabh Pant(wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal , Ravichandran Ashwin


Daryl Mitchell, Rohit Sharma (c), KL RahulTim Seifert, Shreyas IyerRishabh Pant(wk), James NeeshamTrent BoultIsh Sodhi, Harshal PatelYuzvendra Chahal.

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


India will take the revenge of the T20 World Cup match and will lead the series 1-1.

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