The Indian team is scheduled to begin its first overseas tour of the year on Friday. Team India will take on hosts New Zealand in the first match of the 5 match T20 series. India would like to start the tour with a win and for this, they will come down with a very strong playing XI in the first match. Let us tell you how India's playing XI order will be in the first match against New Zealand.
The Indian team would like to get on the field in the first match of the T20 series with fast bowling and a strong team adorned with all-rounder. Captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri can make two changes in this match. Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant is set to go out, while fast bowler Mohammad Shami, he will definitely be given a place in the playing eleven.
KL Rahul along with Rohit Sharma is going to be responsible for the start of the Indian innings. Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the tour due to injury.
Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey will be seen in the middle order along with captain Virat Kohli. Manish can be included in the team in place of Rishabh Pant. Captain Kohli had already made it clear that Rahul could take over the task of wicketkeeping in place of Rishabh Pant.
Washington Sundar and Ravindra Jadeja will be seen playing as an all-rounder in the team. Both these bowling and batting can prove useful for the team.
Yuzvendra Chahal will be the only main spinner to play for the team. Chahal also played in the T20 series against Sri Lanka in place of Kuldeep.
With the experience of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, the young spirit of Navdeep Saini can also be seen in Team India's fast bowling. Saini had impressed in the last series against Sri Lanka.