The New Zealand cricket team are touring India in November and December 2021 to play two Test and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches. The Test matches will form part of the 2021–2023 ICC World Test Championship.In September 2021, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed the schedule for the tour.
The scheduling, especially for this series, is going to be extremely tough for New Zealand. They play three matches in five days before the Test series. Factor this, after a tough loss in the final where the players were at the venue till around 11 pm, they had to travel to Jaipur via Sharjah the next morning and prepare for the three-match series. But the road to T20 WC 2022 in Australia starts now and the players have been forced to keep going.
New Zealand are coming off a draining world tournament and it won't be a surprise if they do lack the intensity. India, on the other hand, can hardly offer any excuses, especially after their Group stage exit. New T20I captain Rohit Sharma spoke about the need to "create their own template" and ensuring "the players are given the required confidence" in the lead to the tournament in Australia. And it'll be crucial for the new combination of Dravid and Rohit to set things right early.
Prior to the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli announced that he would be stepping down as the captain of India's T20I team following the conclusion of the tournament. In November 2021, the BCCI named Rohit Sharma as India's T20I captain for the matches against New Zealand.Ajinkya Rahane was named as India's captain for the first Test,with Virat Kohli joining the team to captain the side for the second Test.Before the start of T20I series, New Zealand Cricket announced that Kane Williamson would miss the T20I matches to focus on the preparation for Test matches,with Tim Southee named as captain for the first T20I match.
Ind vs new. 2021 is about to begin and we couldn’t hold our excitement. The biggest sporting event of 2021 is about to kickstart on november 17th and will end on November 14. This year ind vs new. 2021 is happening right after the IPL 2021, which was held in UAE. Interestingly, the cricket tournament will be played in UAE this year.
Eight teams, in two groups of four, will battle it out in the group stages of the event in Oman and the United Arab Emirates. Four teams, the top two from each group, will progress to the Super 12 stage of the tournament, which begins on October 23.
The top eight ranked teams as of December 18, 2018 qualified automatically for the Super 12. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, ranked ninth and 10th, respectively, made it to the group stage. Six teams came through the 2019 qualifier event to secure their spots in the group stage.
When: India vs New Zealand, 1st T20I, November 17, 7pm local time
Where: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
India team: Rohit Sharma(c), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Ishan Kishan, Venkatesh Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad
New Zealand Squad: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Tim Seifert(w), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee(c), Lockie Ferguson, Kyle Jamieson, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Todd Astle, Adam Milne
The seriousness on that front can be seen in the appointment of MS Dhoni as the mentor of the team exclusively for the tournament. In a briefing this week, Kohli welcomed Dhoni's presence, saying that it would not only boost the morale in dressing room but also have tangible benefits for players, since Dhoni can help with "intricate details of where the game is going" and that everyone can, as a result, "improve by that 1 or 2%". Dhoni will, therefore, be a part of the think tank, work on the tactics board with Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Shastri
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