India vs New Zealand Preview, ICC T20 World Cup 2016: LIVE streaming, team news, squad, date, match time

ICC T20 World Cup 2016: India vs New Zealand: MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni leads a strong Indian side at the World T20

ICC World T20 2016, the tournament everyone has been waiting for, is finally here with hosts India and New Zealand facing off in the first match of the competition at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium(VCA) in Nagpur on Tuesday.

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Ranked number one in the ICC T20I rankings, India start the tournament as huge favourites but the Kiwis will be no pushovers as they have some power-hitters in their batting line-up. 

India vs New Zealand 2016 LIVE streaming details

TV Channel: Star Sports 1, HD1 (English) and 3, HD3 (Hindi)

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Date: 15 March 2016, Tuesday

Time: 07:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT

Venue: Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur 

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Team News

Indian Team

India have a full squad available for selection. Mohammed Shami, who has played no international cricket since last year’s 50-over World Cup is fit and played in both of India’s warm-up matches. Dhoni has already mentioned that fitting Shami into the playing XI will be a tough task given Ashish Nehra and Jasprit Bumrah’s good performances recently.

Ajinkya Rahane, Harbhajan Singh and Pawan Negi are also likely to sit out.

New Zealand Team

Ross Taylor missed the entire series against Australia recently due to an injury, but he batted in the warm-up match against England on Saturday. The 32-year-old was not at his fluent best – scoring an unbeaten 19 with a strike-rate of below 100.

New Zealand are likely to go in with two spinners which means Mitchell McClenaghan and Adam Milne will be benched.

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India vs New Zealand Teams (Predicted XI)

India XI Squad

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (c, wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah.

New Zealand XI Squad

Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliot, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), Mitchell Santner, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.

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Recent Form

India: W-W-W-W-W

New Zealand: W-W-L-W-W

Key Stats

India have never beaten New Zealand in a T20 international

New Zealand’s Colin Munro has a strike-rate of 159.16 in his T20I career

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Edited by Staff Editor
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