the toss new zealand elected to bat vs India
The Ekana Stadium has so far hosted five T20Is, with the team batting first winning on all five occasions. This was also the reason behind Santner’s decision. The match is being played on a red clay pitch, which Santner said could help spinners.
New Zealand made no changes to their winning combination.
IndiaSquad: 1 Shubman Gill, 2 Ishan Kishan (wk), 3 Rahul Tripathi, 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Hardik Pandya (c), 6 Deepak Hooda, 7 Washington Sundar, 8 Shivam Mavi, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Arshdeep Singh
new zealandSquads: 1 Finn Allen, 2 Devon Conway (wk), 3 Mark Chapman, 4 Glenn Phillips, 5 Daryl Mitchell, 6 Michael Bracewell, 7 Mitchell Santner (c), 8 Ish Sodhi, 9 Lockie Ferguson, 10 Jacob Duffy, 11 Blair Tickner