World Cup T20 Opener is on the verge as India takes on New Zealand in Nagpur. The IndvsNz clash is going to be one of the most thrilling competition as both the teams are very strong in the formats and people are expecting a cracker of the first match. However, the team combination for Indian Team can be worrying ahead of the first match.
India Team Squad against New Zealand
Virat Kohli, India Test Captain hinted towards the squad that can be expected on the ground on 15th of March. The fast bowler Mohammed Shami is back on the team and he has shown his fitness and form in the warm-up matches as well. However, Ashish Nehra and Jasprit Bumrah have done exceptionally well in recent times and it is very difficult to drop them. Kohli hinted that the team may not see any changes and Mohammad Shami may be sidelined for selection. However, the biggest setback for team India against New Zealand is the Nagpur Pitch. The experts believe that the pitch is seamer friendly and R Ashwin may not be very effective. However, even if MS Dhoni decides to drop him, then the combination may get distorted for the Indian team. Also, it will be an advantage for the Kiwis as they have few of the best fast bowlers in their camp and they can make the ball talk with pace and swing at the World Cup T20 opener.
ICC World T20 Opening Ceremony
The match should be followed by the World Cup T20 Opening Ceremony. The only match for tomorrow has already got the electrifying audience and the home crowd will cheer for the MSD and co. However, among all, it will be interesting to see the right combination for Team India and how they would manage to recover from the setback of the Nagpur pitch. The match starts from 7.30 PM IST.