Toss New Zealand chose to bat vs India
The Ekana Stadium has hosted five T20Is to date, with the team batting first, winning on all five occasions. That was the reason behind Santner’s decision as well. The match is being played on a red-soil pitch, which Santner said could help spinners.
New Zealand did not make any changes to their winning combination.
India: 1 Shubman Gill, 2 Ishan Kishan (wk), 3 Rahul Tripathi, 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Hardik Pandya (capt), 6 Deepak Hooda, 7 Washington Sundar, 8 Shivam Mavi, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Arshdeep Singh
New Zealand: 1 Finn Allen, 2 Devon Conway (wk), 3 Mark Chapman, 4 Glenn Phillips, 5 Daryl Mitchell, 6 Michael Bracewell, 7 Mitchell Santner (capt), 8 Ish Sodhi, 9 Lockie Ferguson, 10 Jacob Duffy, 11 Blair Tickner