A do-or-die Super 12 game for India and New Zealand, both teams having lost their first games to Pakistan in the ICC T20 World Cup. The task won’t be easy for India against a top-quality New Zealand side, who too would look to bring out their top game on Sunday.
New Zealand’s bowling would be their strong point with Tim Southee and Trent Boult, however, their batting would remain a concern with Kane Williamson searching for full form and Martin Guptill not fully fit.
India’s challenge would be to pick the right combination, especially bowling and a sixth bowler with an uncertainty over Hardik Pandya’s bowling status. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami also look out of form. Will India play two spinners by getting in R Ashwin?
In his last assignment as T20I captain, Virat Kohli would like to go out on a high, and for that to happen India have to win the Sunday match against New Zealand. Pakistan having already won their three tough games, are through to the semifinals.
Toss would be a key factor as dew comes into play and making life difficult for the team bowling second. Kohli would very well look to be lucky with the coin flip.
In order to bolster the batting, India may bring in Ishan Kishan in place of Pandya and promote him up the order. In bowling Shardul Thakur could replace Shami or Bhuvneshwar, and the experienced Ashwin may come in place of Varun Chakravarthy.
Where will the T20 World Cup 2021 match between India vs New Zealand be played?
The match between India vs New Zealand will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, in Dubai.
What time will the T20 World Cup 2021 match between India vs New Zealand start?
The match between India vs New Zealand will begin at 07:30 pm IST.
Which TV channels will broadcast the IND vs NZ match?
The Star Sports Network has the broadcasting rights for India vs New Zealand ICC Men’s T20 World Cup match.
How can you watch the live streaming of India vs New Zealand match online?
The match between India and New Zealand will be live-streamed on Disney+Hotstar.
India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (capt), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya/Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Varun CV/Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami/Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (capt), James Neesham, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert (wk), Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.
India: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Varun Chakravarthy, Shardul Thakur, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Chahar.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Devon Conway, Tim Seifert (wk), James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Mark Chapman, Adam Milne, Kyle Jamieson, Todd Astle.