IND vs NZ 1st T20: Toss-winning captain Rohit Sharma .. One-on-one debut chance


  • TeamIndia select fielding against New Zealand
  • Rohit Sharma made key changes to India’s final squad
  • Debut chance for Venkatesh Iyer
  • The first test for Rohit Sharma as T20 captain

India captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to field in the first T20I match against New Zealand at Jaipur on Wednesday. The Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur is hosting the International T20 match for the first time. No international matches have been played here since 2013. This will be Rohit Sharma’s first series as team captain. Rahul Dravid will be directing the team as head coach.

Captain Rohit Sharma has replaced Shreyas Iyer in India’s final squad. All-rounder Venkatesh Iyer has made his debut. Similarly, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Siraj, Deepak Chahar in the form of three pacers .. Ashwin, Akshar Patel in the spinners quota. In the backdrop of next year’s T20 World Cup .. Rohit Sharma said that he is keeping an eye on the composition of the team. Kane Williamson will be replaced by Tim Southee as captain of the New Zealand team in this T20 series.

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (w), Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj

New Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert (w), Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (c), Todd Astle, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult


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