The Indian team has started the year 2020 by winning two consecutive home series. The team, led by Virat, first defeated Sri Lanka in the T20 series and then defeated Australia 2-1 in the ODI series after losing the first game in Mumbai. While the victory against Australia has increased the confidence of the Indian team, the players are all geared up for their next challenge.
The Indian team will now travel to the nation of New Zealand with winning momentum. They will ply their trade in the first ever five match T20 series to test their preparation for 2020 T20 World Cup which will be followed by a three match ODI series and two match test series which promises 120 points in world test championship.
The Indian T20 team has been announced and the selectors are yet to name teams for ODI and test series. Hardik Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant along with Ishant Sharma’s injury also remain a concern for the team. While Shikhar has been ruled out of the tour, selectors are yet to name his replacement.
Full schedule for India’s tour of New Zealand 2020
|24th January||New Zealand vs India 1st T20 in Auckland||12.30 PM|
|26th January||New Zealand vs India 2nd T20 in Auckland||12.30 PM|
|29th January||New Zealand vs India 3rd T20 in Hamilton||12.30 PM|
|31st January||New Zealand vs India 4th T20 in Wellington||12.30 PM|
|2nd February||New Zealand vs India 4th T20 in Mount Maunganui||12.30 PM|
|5th February||New Zealand vs India 1st ODI in Hamilton||7.30 AM|
|8th February||New Zealand vs India 2nd ODI in Auckland||7.30 AM|
|11th February||New Zealand vs India 3rd ODI in Mount Maunganui||7.30 AM|
|21-25 February||New Zealand vs India 1st test in Wellington||4 AM|
|29 February- 4 March||New Zealand vs India 2nd test in Christchurch||4 AM|
India: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Hamish Bennett, Tom Bruce (games 4-5), Colin de Grandhomme (games 1-3), Martin Guptill, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee.
India: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, Kedar Jadhav.
New Zealand: Not announced
Test squads of both the teams yet to be announced.