New Zealand vs India

Neesham highlights Dhoni's importance in Indian cricket team

Tim Seifert will be donning the wicket-keeping gloves in the Kane Williamson led side.

Showering praise on young stumper Rishabh Pant, India opener Shikhar Dhawan on Tuesday termed Pant as "an asset" for the team.

India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (up one place to fifth) and fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar (up six places to 17th) are among others to move up in the latest rankings update, which also takes into account India's preceding three-match series against Australia, the five-match series between South Africa and Pakistan, and the three matches between the United Arab Emirates and Nepal. The visitors will now play three T20Is against the Kiwis, the first of which will be played tomorrow at Wellington.

Dhoni's masterclass drew accolades and appreciation from all over the world, with a special tweet from the International Cricket Council (ICC) who warned all the batsmen not to leave the crease when the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman is behind the stumps.

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India vs New Zealand live streaming: New Zealand will look to kickstart the T20I series against India with a win on Wednesday in order to compensate the humiliating 4-1 loss it suffered in the recently-concluded ODI series. Sky Sports NZ will telecast the match live in New Zealand.

The live stream of the 1st T20I will be available on Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV.

Virat Kohli enjoyed a successful season both as a batsman and captain before he was rested for the last three ODIs and the T20I series against New Zealand. Notably, India had won the ODI series that followed the T20I series by a comfortable 3-1 margin.

Not been part of the ODI series in Australia and New Zealand, Pant would be looking to make the most of this opportunity at the top of the order, something which even Dhawan mentioned about him during his interaction with the media. Dew could come into play as the match will be played under lights.

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