When and Where to Watch 1st T20I Match on Live TV & Online

When and Where to Watch 1st T20I Match on Live TV & Online

Where will be the 1st T20I between India and New Zealand played? India, will have a few changes in the team, with Rishabh Pant and Siddarth Kaul coming back to the squad, will hope to test a few more players before the World Cup.

Rohit Sharma now has a shot at history as he prepares to lead India in Virat Kohli's absence in the upcoming three-match T20I series against the Black Caps. He also didn't find a place in the squad for the five-match series against New Zealand.

After clinching the ODI series 3-1, India will now aim to finish their tour of New Zealand with another series win.

India and New Zealand are all set to lock horns in the first T20I on Wednesday. With Trent Boult being rested, New Zealand is short of in-form bowlers.

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Veteran India wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni also returned to the T20I squad after a long hiatus.

Similarly, it would be unfair on Karthik if he is not given as many chances as Pant for one of them is likely to make it to England. While Shami was named the Player of the Series for his consistent performance, Rayudu won the Player of the Match in the fifth ODI after scoring a very important 90.

All-rounder Kedar Jadhav, who last played a T20I against Australia at Guwahati in 2017, should continue with his role from the ODI team.

The 1st T20 between India and New Zealand will take place on Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

Comparing their T20Is numbers, Ahmed had picked up six wickets in six matches at an average of 33.16, an economy rate of 8.65 and a strike rate of 23. "He did a very good job for the NZ A team in both the UAE and at home against India A and we believe another day of worldwide cricket would be very advantageous for him".

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