India Playing XI vs New Zealand T20: As Rohit Sharma led Team India T20 gears up for 1st T20 vs tried New Zealand – two of the Indian squad members Venkatesh Iyer and Avesh Khan have spring in their step.
Big-name like Kohli, Jadeja, and Bumrah will be missing out on the series on account of resting their tired limbs.
Venkatesh Iyer is most likely to make his debut for India in the shortest format along with Avesh Khan in the match.
According to the available info, though Axar Patel as Spin-All Rounder is also in the team. Team management is keen to get a bowling all-rounder and Iyer perfectly fits the bill.
Iyer had a stellar outing with the bat for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in IPL and can also bowl medium pace.
Iyer amassed 370 runs in 10 games at an average of 41.11, including 4 fifties, and also picked up three wickets with his medium pace.
Team management is likely to blood him in the XI from the word-go.
According to the sources, Delhi Capitals quick is likely to share new ball with Mohd Siraj in 1st T20.
Khan finished as the second leading wicket-taker in IPL 2021 with 24 wickets. But more importantly impressed everyone with his pace and control.
India Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (VC), Shreyas Iyer / Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Avesh Khan, M Siraj
India’s T20I Squad:
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Mohd. Siraj
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