toss prediction today match: India vs New Zealand live results, 1st T20I update: India decides against New Zealand in start of T20I series

India chose bowling against New Zealand

Unlike the ODI series, India chose the more convenient option of chasing at lunch after winning the toss in the opening game of the T20I series.Indian captain Hardik Pandya spoke of the expected ropes. In fact, he said he could feel the dew at 6:30pm.

India has recovered his Yadav from left wrist spinner Kuldeep after a spectacular comeback in his ODI and Test in the T20I XI. Prithvi Shaw did not make a direct comeback with his XI as Pandya suggested on the eve of the series.
Team management recruited He Shubman Gill and He Ishan Kishan as openers. Gill was the lone anchor in the batting lineup.

India: Shubhman Gill , Ishan Kishan ( WK ) , Rahul Tripathi , Surya Kumar Yadav , Deepak Hooda , Hardik Pandya ( C ) , Sundar , Kuldeep , Shivam Mavi , Arshdeep Singh , Umran Malik

New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway(wk), Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner(c), Michael Bracewell, Jacob Duffy, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner

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