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Host India will be looking to start their home season on a winning note when they take on New Zealand in the three-match T20I series, starting from 17th November at Jaipur.
Virat Kohli, Mohammad Shami and Jaspreet Bumrah have been rested for the T20I series. Rohit Sharma will be interim captain for the three-match T20I series against New Zealand.
Shreyas Iyer, Ruturaj Gaekwad, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj and Deepak Chahar have been included in the T20 squad for New Zealand series.
Avesh Khan, Venkatesh Iyer and Harshal Patel are three uncapped players named in India’s T20I squad for the three-match series against New Zealand.
On the other hand, New Zealand have same the players that featured in the recently concluded ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Devon Conway sustained an injury during the World Cup and will miss the T20I series against New Zealand.
Kyle Jamieson, Todd Astle, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell are promising players included in the T20I squad, who will be looking to make an impact with bat and ball on their first trip of UK.
Here are the important numbers and statistics related to India vs New Zealand 2021 T20I series which are as following
9 victories for New Zealand out of 17 T20I matches played against India. In recent T20 World Cup, New Zealand registered a comfortable win over India.
142 runs needed by New Zealand captain Kane Williamson to complete 500 runs against India in the T20 format. In 12 matches played against India, Williamson has accumulated 358 runs at an average of 32.54 with two fifties to his name.
148 runs needed by Indian opener Rohit Sharma to complete 500 runs against New Zealand in the T20 format. In 14 T20Is played against New Zealand, Sharma has scored 352 runs at an average of 29.33 with four half-centuries to his name.
12.88 is the average for pacer Trent Boult against India in the T20 format. In four matches played, Boult has accumulated nine wickets at an economy rate of 8.28.
289 runs needed by New Zealand wicket-keeper Tim Seifert to complete 1000 runs in the T20 format. In 37 matches, Seifert has accumulated 711 runs at an average of 24.51 with five fifties to his name.
249 runs needed by Indian opener Lokesh Rahul to complete 2,000 runs in the T20 format. In 54 matches played, Rahul has scored 1751 runs at an average of 40.72 with two centuries and fifteen half—centuries to his name.