Wellington: The first T20 match against New Zealand will be played on Friday. No experienced players have been selected in the Indian team for this tour. But there are indications of which possible 11 players can be selected for the first T20 match of this tour.
The Indian team has four options to open this time. In this, Shubman Gill along with Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant and Ishan Kishan will be the options open to the Indian team. Hardik Sommer now has three options to open with Gill and most importantly all three are wicket keepers. Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan are the three options in front of the Indian team to open with Gill. But among these three, we have to think about who to send to Salami. At least two of these three can be given a place in the team, but the question of who will be the opener will have to be resolved before the first T20 match. At the same time, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya may get a chance in the middle order.
India can also get good competition in fast bowling this time. Because there are strong fast bowlers like Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar one after another in the Indian team. India can also play experienced spinners like Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav this time. This is said to be the ‘B’ team of India. But despite this, the players of this Indian second tier team have a good amount of experience. So, although the Indian team is full of young players, they also have good players. So New Zealand will not be able to remain oblivious at this time.
India’s Prospective Team – 1 Ishan Kishan, 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Shreyas Iyer/Sanju Samson/Deepak Hooda, 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), 6 Hardik Pandya (captain), 7 Washington Sundar, 8 Harshal Patel/Umran Malik, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar , 10 Arshdeep Singh, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal.