Team India are in New Zealand for a white-ball assignment that includes three T20Is and as many ODIs. The BCCI named Hardik Pandya as the captain for the three-match T20I series.
On the other hand, regular skipper Rohit Sharma has been rested for the tour. Apart from Rohit Sharma, even Virat Kohli has also been rested for the tour.
While Hardik Pandya will take charge of the T20I series as captain, Shikhar Dhawan will be in charge for the ODI series. The first T20I between India and New Zealand will kick off on November 18.
The tour begins with the T20I series, with the first T20I scheduled to be played at Sky Stadium in Wellington. The second T20I will kick off on November 20, Sunday at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui.
On the other hand, the third and final T20I will kick off on November 22, Tuesday. The venue of the third game is at McLean Park, Napier.
After that, the first ODI will kick off on November 25, Friday. The ODI series opener will go all guns blazing at Eden Park, Auckland.
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The second ODI will kick off on November 27, Sunday. The game will kick off at Seddon Park, Hamilton. The third and final ODI will kick off on November 30, Wednesday at Hagley Oval, Christchurch.
Meanwhile, India’s stand-in captain for New Zealand T20Is, Hardik Pandya added that India’s roadmap for T20 World Cup 2024 starts now.
This means that there will be plenty of changes that are expected to take place at Indian cricket. Hardik Pandya further added that a lot of players will get more chances.
“Yes, we all know there is the disappointment of the World Cup but we are professionals and we need to cope with it.
“Yes, the next T20 WC is almost two years so we have time (to unearth new talent). A lot of cricket will be played and a lot of people will get enough chances.
“The road map starts from now. But it’s too fresh right now. We have a lot of time so we will sit down and have conversations on those grounds,” Pandya told the reporters.
India T20I squad:
Hardik Pandya (C), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (VC and WK), Sanju Samson (WK), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik