5 Players to watch out for in the India vs New Zealand T20I series

5 Players to watch out for in the India vs New Zealand T20I series


Introduction to India vs New Zealand T-20 series:

After the T-20 world Cup series, India is going to host the T-20 international series of three matches against New Zealand which is captioned as the Blackcaps T-20 international series. The matches are reported to be played on Indian home grounds.

This series is likely to be headed by Rahul Dravid as a head coach. Replacing Ravi Shastri, the current coach of the Indian Cricket Team, this series will be the first assignment for Rahul Dravid as a new coach of the Indian Cricket Team.

Taking insights into the T-20  Cup series, India got defeated to New Zealand by 8 wickets, which was disappointing for the Indian Cricket team fans and the team itself. Recently, India failed to qualify for the semifinals in the T-20 World Cup. Some of their major defeats were against Pakistan and New Zealand.

Predicting Squad and Captain :

After returning from the T-20 World Cup tour, which was held in Dubai, the next focus of the Indian Cricket team is on the T-20 series with the Blackcaps.

The match will be played under the supervision of Rahul Dravid, as a new coach of the Indian cricket team. The emphasis on the squad and the captain who will be playing the matches has already been laid by him. Your dream 11 prediction should also revolve around the strategy of captain and coach.

Players that can be expected to be playing for India in the series are Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul/Rishabh Pant, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Varun Chakravarthy and Rahul Chahar.

Now, talking about the captaincy of the team in the match, the names of three players are likely to be finalized for captaincy i.e., Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul.

However, some of the Senior players like Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant and  Jasprit Bumrah are likely to be rested in the series, as they have been continuously playing since the series with Australia. The matches are scheduled to be played on 17 November and 19 November.

Players to watch out in the India vs New Zealand T20 series are

Rohit Sharma

Rohit is the Vice Captain of the Indian cricket team and has served as Captain in the absence of Virat Kohli in several matches in the past. Sharma is known for his batting skills and plays as an opening batsman of the Indian cricket team.

In the T20 World Cup he was seen in form and batted well against Namibia by completing his 24th half century in T20 Internationals.

He is an experienced player and has already served as captain of the Indian Cricket team in several One-day International matches and test cricket matches in the absence of Virat Kohli. Moreover, he also represents the IPL team Mumbai Indians as a Captain.

KL Rahul

Rahul has captained India well in the past in some T20 series and has played really well. He could be a developing and interesting captain in the upcoming India vs New Zealand T20 series. He has been in form and has improved his game in the T20 series as a batsman in recent times.

He is expected to be the top pick in the New- Zealand home series. He is expected to play as an opening batsman of the Indian cricket team along with Rohit Sharma.

Suryakumar Yadav

From the T20 World Cup series, Suryakumar has been seen playing a very major role in the middle order.

However, in the last few matches he did not play well but his talent and passion for cricket have booked his seat in the T20 series against the Blackcaps.

Ruturaj Gaikwad

After making his debut from the T20 series against Sri Lanka, Ruturaj managed to secure his place in the Indian cricket team against New Zealand.

The player did well in recent matches. He was seen in the form in IPL as well, where he played for Mumbai Indians.

Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya has been playing in the Indian cricket team as an all-rounder, however, his bowling skills need to be improved to take out wickets in the middle overs. He has a huge fan following and is expected to play well in the series.


Since the craze for cricket will always continue to rise in the new generation of India in the coming time, India will never experience the shortage of young talent in the coming generation as well.

In this series, we will experience the talent of the new generation, which will ultimately enhance the quality of the game in the coming times.