India, New Zealand, to bounce back after semis loss

India, New Zealand, to bounce back after semis loss

India and New Zealand are the two teams who are eliminated after losing in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup. It was a devastating moment for these two teams as they are just a game away from the Finals. India lost to England while New Zealand suffered defeat from Pakistan. This match happens on November 18, 2022, at 2:00 PM (GMT+8), with New Zealand hosting the Indian squad.

In this match, both squads will parade their young stars as they both opt to rest their veterans when they meet in their first T20 match. India will be without their leaders, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli since they rest they will be rested here. They will be led by Hardik Pandya who will play as the captain of the India squad. As for New Zealand, they will be without the services of Trent Boult and Martin Guptill. Finn Allen will once again see action for New Zealand in this game.


T20 International: India
Photo grabbed from BCCI’s Twitter

The Indian squad rested several regular players for their first T20I match against New Zealand, with a new captain as well. Hardik Pandya will be tested in leading the Indian squad in this match as he will be India’s captain in this game. BCCI planned to split captaincy for T20I and other formats. However, while there are still no candidates to replace Pandya for their next formats. With that, in the mean time, Pandya will be the regular captain in this T20I series versus New Zealand.

Since their regulars will be rested in this match, guys like Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, and Shreyas Iyer has a chance in this match. These youngsters are looking to make the most of this opportunity to show the fans what they got.

New Zealand

T20I: New Zealand
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New Zealand shows off a strong squad when they meet with India in this match, with Trent Boult, and Martin Guptill missing on their squad. Finn Allen finally went out of his comfort zone, and had a good show on their last game. He managed to score 42 runs off 24 balls, being a revelation on their last match. They also have veterans who will moss this match, but their young squad will definitely do magic for them. Faith has been putted to Allen as he will also participate in this game.

Aside from Allen, guys like Glenn Phillips, Devon Conway, and Ish Sodhi will be relied by the Kiwis in this match.


Match Winner: New Zealand (1.76)
Toss Winner: India (1.95)

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