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New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has been rested for the 3 matches T20I series against India in order to focus on the followed Test series against the host India.

Kane Williamson Misses T20I Series 

Kane Williamson led New Zealand has failed to lift their maiden ICC T20 WC trophy where the team loses to Australia by 8 wickets.

The cricket board announced the T20I squad for the series with fast bowler Tim Southee named as the captain for the opening game.

“BLACKCAPS captain Kane Williamson will miss this week’s three-game T20 series against India as he prioritises preparing for the Test series starting on November 25 in Kanpur,” NZC said in a statement.

“With the opening game of the T20 series on Wednesday evening, followed by games on Friday and Sunday night – the decision was made for Williamson to join the Test specialist group already training in Jaipur as they focus on red-ball preparation,” the statement read.

“Tim Southee will captain the T20 side for the opening game on Wednesday, while Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, and Mitchell Santner are also available for both series. Lockie Ferguson’s recovery from a right calf-strain continues to progress well and he is expected to be available for the T20 series.”

Team India will also play under the new skipper Rohit Sharma as Virat Kohli steps down as T20I skipper post the ICC T20 WC 2021 tournament.

New Zealand T20I squad

Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee

How to watch India vs New Zealand game online?

The India vs New Zealand series will be telecasted live on Star Sports channels – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3, and Star Sports 3 HD.

The online streaming of the India vs New Zealand series will be available on the Hotstar app and the website.

How to Watch in IND vs NZ 2021 matches New Zealand?

The tour will be broadcast live in New Zealand on SKY Sport.