NAGPUR: Host of International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 Cricket World Cup 2016, India will lock horns with inform New Zealand team in their first group match of the mega event at Vidrabha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur.
Both teams are in brilliant form as Indian team won the previous all five t20 matches while Kiwis managed to grab four out of five.
When it comes to batting line up, no doubt India cricket team has long and classic line up and their tailenders are also in good form but Kiwis batsmen also showed brilliant skills during last few series including series against Pakistan.
Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Dhawan played some big innings Asia Cup 2016 and helped their team to lift the champions trophy.
On the other hand, Martin Guptil and Kane Williamson disappeared dozens of white balls and sent out of park during last few series.
In fast bowling section, New Zealand has edge over host team as Corey Anderson, Trent Boult performing well for their side but Indian team is suffering from shortage of pacers as they call 37-year old Nehra for mega event.
Ashwin will be difference between two teams as he is now in the list of best spinners in recent cricket world but New Zealand’s Nathan McCullum has the ability to turn the game.
India (from): Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan, Harbhajan Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami, Pawan Negi, Ashish Nehra, Hardik Pandya, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh
New Zealand (from): Kane Williamson (captain), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Martin Guptill, Grant Elliott, Colin Munro, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne, Henry Nicholls, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor
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