India will take on New Zealand in the first T-20 encounter of the 3-match series this evening at 7 PM at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
The pink city is fully geared upto host its first international match in eight years. With just eleven months left to go for the next edition of the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia, the new captain, Rohit Sharma, and the head coach, Rahul Dravid, have a resurrection job at their hands.
New Zealand’s captain Kane Williamson will miss the upcoming three-match T-20I series, opting instead to focus on the Test series that begins on 25th of November in Kanpur. In Williamson’s absence, Tim Southee will serve as the visiting team’s captain.
The second match will be played at Ranchi while the third in Kolkata.