The Indian team led by Hardik Pandya will once again have the opportunity to start their new journey in this format. After the Blue Shirts failed to win the 2022 T20 World Championship, they traveled to New Zealand for the T20I series and subsequent ODI series after being knocked out in the semi-finals. Hardik leads the team in T20Is and Shikhar Dhawan will lead the ODI team. In these T20s, the Indians are aiming to chart a new roadmap ahead of the next T20 World Cup with just 18 months left. However, the series started out bad for both parties as they completely blurred.
The weather in Wellington ensured that the first T20I between India and New Zealand didn’t even bother. The two captains then shook hands, and the expedition climbed Mount Maunganui. The weather here is also not the best, on Sunday (November 20) rain is expected. The Indian team received a traditional welcome at Mount Maunganui and the Maori Pohiri welcomed the Indian cricket team to the Oval. Let’s hope we have at least one short game ahead of us.
Hardik thought about many things. One of those things is the higher mentality. Will India start with Ishan Kishan or Rishab Pant with Shubman Gill? It will be interesting to see. Hardik will also expect his fast bowlers to perform well and will keep an eye on Umran Malik
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