IND vs NZ 1st T20 2023: Scenes from ‘Men in Blue’ practice session at Ranchi

New Delhi: Team India is getting ready for their next battle with the New Zealand. After successfully whitewashing the Kiwis in the One Day International (ODI) format of the game. Now the focus move on T20i. India and New Zealand will play their first of the three matches T20i on Friday, January 27 at JSCA International Cricket Complex in Ranchi.

The Men in Blue were seen practicing hard in the net at Ranchi, India head coach Rahul Dravid also joined the team for their practice session. The photo of Rahul Dravid and a player is going viral, in which he is seen helping them in their practice.

— BCCI (@BCCI) January 27, 2023

Rahul Dravid guiding Ishan Kishan

BCCI has shared some pictures on social media, in which Team India players are seen practicing. Head Coach Rahul Dravid is seen guiding Ishaan Kishan, because Ranchi is Ishaan Kishan’s home ground, so he can perform well at his home ground. Ishan Kishan has scored fastest double hundred in ODI match against Bangladesh, head coach Rahul Dravid was seen helping the youngster, so he can carry forward his form.

Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav also spotted in the net

At the same time, for the first T20 match, all the players of Team India were seen engaged in practice, captain Hardik Pandya, vice-captain Suryakumar Yadav and Shubman Gill practiced hard on the field.

Apart from this, Yuzvendra Chahal and Rahul Tripathi were also seen practicing, as Team India would like to start the series by winning this match. In ODIs, Team India had clean swept New Zealand 3-0 in the ODI series, in such a situation, the Indian team is eyeing the T20 series.

Squad for 1st T20i

India- Hardik Pandya (c), Suryakumar Yadav (vc), Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Prithvi Shaw, Mukesh Kumar.

New Zealand- Mitchell Santner (c), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Dane Cleaver, Devon Conway, Shane Duffy, Ben Lister, Lockie Ferguson, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Michael Rippon, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner.



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