India opt to bowl; No Mithali in XI

MS Dhoni is set to return for India

Dew could come into play as the match will be played under lights.

Coming off an underwhelming run in the three-match ODI series where she scored 22 runs in two innings took two catches, Bezuidenhout was struck on the hand when batting at the Basin Reserve nets ahead of the T20I series opener on Wednesday. Nineteen-year-old Shubman Gill showed glimpses of his much talked about talent in the final two ODIs but did not allow himself to settle in his debut series.

Having defeated New Zealand 4-1 in the ODI series, India are now gearing up for the second leg of their tour across the Tasman sea. If he succeeds in impressing the selectors and the team management again, he might get a last moment ticket for the flight to England for the 2019 World Cup. Captain Virat Kohli and pacer Jasprit Bumrah continued to top the charts for batsmen and bowlers.

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Neesham was hit on the pads while trying to sweep Kedar Jadhav's delivery. From 12 matches as India captain in the shortest format of the game, Rohit has won 11 of them.

Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni might be considered as one of the best finishers in the world but he is equally a master when it comes to standing behind the stumps with gloves.

After the remarkable victory in ODI series, India will look to bag the maiden T20 series as well. India vs New Zealand Live streaming will be available on Hotstar.

Showering praise on young stumper Rishabh Pant, India opener Shikhar Dhawan on Tuesday termed Pant as "an asset" for the team.

Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues formed a successful opening partnership in the ODI series and India are expected to continue with the same pair in T20Is.