- A series of three T20 matches will be played between India and New Zealand, of which the first match will be played in Jaipur on Wednesday.
- In the first T20, in the absence of Kane Williamson, experienced fast bowler Tim Southee will lead the team.
- After the three-match T20 series, a two-Test series will be played between India and New Zealand.
In the absence of Kane Williamson, Tim Southee will lead the team in the first T20. New Zealand Cricket said that the first T20 match will be played on Wednesday while the second and third T20 matches will be played on Friday and Sunday. It has been decided that Williamson will play in the Test series and he is currently preparing for the Test in Jaipur.
New Zealand Cricket said that Tim Southee will lead the side in the first T20 while Kyle Jameson, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips and Mitchell Santner will also be available for both series.
Fast bowler Lockie Ferguson is recovering from injury and is expected to play in the T20I series as well. The first T20 between India and New Zealand will be played in Jaipur on Wednesday, the second T20 19 in Ranchi and the third and last T20 21 in Kolkata. After this both the teams will play a two-Test series.
Significantly, New Zealand was the runner-up in the T20 World Cup. Lost to Australia in the final. New Zealand has reached the final of the T20 World Cup for the first time. Australia has won T20 for the first time. New Zealand have reached the final of the ODI World Cup twice in the last six years. The Kiwis lost to Australia in the final of the 2015 World Cup, while they lost to England in the final of 2019. However, he defeated India to win the first Test Championship.