India vs New Zealand 1st T20I Highlights

India vs New Zealand 1st T20I Highlights

India vs New Zealand 1st T20I Highlights

Series- India tour of New Zealand, 2019

Venue- Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Date- Feb 06, 12:30 pm (IST)

Results- New Zealand won by 80 runs

Man of the Match- Tim Seifert

India vs New Zealand 1st T20I Highlights

New Zealand beat India by 80 runs


India- 139/10 (19.2 overs) 

M.S.Dhoni- 39

Southee- 3/17

&  New Zealand-219/6 (20 overs)

Tim Seifert- 84

Hardik Pandya- 2/51

India vs New Zealand 1st T20I Highlights

Kane Williamson | Winning skipper: Fantastic performance all around, everyone rose and it was one of those complete performances that you search for. But it has finished now, we move on in a day’s time and we have another game. The top-order were superb and we built partnerships that helped us. Seifert, Munro was outstanding. We know it will be different in a couple of days time and we need to learn from our bits and pieces and move on. Some really good experiences for the boys, some of the short contributions are of great importance.

Rohit Sharma | Losing skipper: It was a tough game. We were outplayed in all three departments. We didn’t start well and we knew that 200 wasn’t going to be an easy chase although the grounds are small here. But we kept losing wickets and that threw us off. We have chased such targets in the past and that is why we played with eight batsmen, but we didn’t have small partnerships and that made it tough while chasing such a big target. But New Zealand though played well, they had partnerships that allowed them to get such a big score. We need to go to Auckland, assess the conditions and take it forward. As a team, we have been good at chasing down targets which is why we play with eight batsmen.

 India vs New Zealand 1st T20I Highlights

India vs New Zealand 1st T20I Highlights

Tim Seifert / Man of the Match: It was a great way to start the series and the boys are really happy. It feels great to go up the order, look at the first two overs and then go from there and put pressure on the bowlers. I have been selected for a reason and it feels nice to have backed my ability.

India vs New Zealand 1st T20I Highlights

When:  New Zealand vs India, 1st T20I, Feb 06, 08:00 PM local time, 12:30 PM IST

Where: Westpac Stadium, Wellington

What to expect: A full game, with some help for the faster bowlers. Don’t expect the batsmen to buckle as easily though. Teams have preferred to chase, evidenced by eight out of nine captains who won the toss in T20Is at the stadium, electing to field.

Team News:

India: With Virat Kohli rested for the series, Rohit Sharma will continue to lead the side. India could play both MS Dhoni and Pant for the first game. Shubman Gill is also an option to look at.

Expected Playing 11-

Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Rishab Pant, M.S.Dhoni(w), Dinesh Kartik, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvaneshwar, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal.

New Zealand:  With Martin Guptill ruled out of the rubber, Tim Seifert, who has a very good strike rate in T20s, might slot in at the top of the order. However, he hasn’t found success at the highest level so far. Tim Southee and Scott Kuggeleign would also come into the equation.

Expected Playing 11-

Tim Seifert, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchel Santner, Jimmy Neesham, Tim Southee, Doug Bracewell, Lockie Ferguson, Scott Kuggeleijn.

India vs New Zealand 1st T20I Highlights

Did you know:

New Zealand is the only team to win more matches than they have lost against India – Seven wins to two defeats.

Rohit Sharma needs 36 more runs to go past Martin Guptill’s tally of 2272 runs to become the leading run-getter in T20 Internationals.

The average first innings total in New Zealand since January 2016 is 183 – the highest among all the nations.

The first T20I Match between India vs New Zealand was played in Johannesburg September 16, 2007, and New Zealand have won the match by 10 runs.

The Last T20I Match between India vs New Zealand was played in Westpac Stadium, Wellington on 6th Feb 2019 and New Zealand has won the match by 80 runs.


India has played 9 T20I against New Zealand since 2007 in which India has won 2 while New Zealand has won 7.

Total Played- 9

India won- 2

New Zealand won- 7

Tied- 0

No Result- 0

Records are in favour of New Zealand but the current form of Indian team is excellent as compared to New Zealand. Its a game and anything can happen in cricket.

So let’s wait till Arrival of the clash and stay updated with latest updates…

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