IND vs NZ: Akash Chopra has selected the playing XI of T20 India against New Zealand for the first match of the three-match T20 International series. Akash Chopra has not selected any of The Avesh Khan, Rituraj Gaikwad and Harshal Patel selected for the series based on the performance of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Akash has made a funny comment for Venkatesh Iyer, who turned the fortunes of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the second leg of IPL 2021. Akash has written Iyer at number five and further wrote that Iyer should consider what you like.
In fact, apart from Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer is also part of the Indian team. He himself has not revealed who Akash Chopra has placed at number five of the two. Akash has given the responsibility of team India’s innings to Ishan Kishan along with skipper Rohit Sharma, while Akash Chopra has chosen KL Rahul to bat at number three in the absence of Virat Kohli.
IND vs NZ Playing XI Team
My India Playing XI for tonight’s #INDvNZ
5. Iyer (pick the one you like 😜)
6. Pant (wk)
What’s your XI?
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 17, 2021
Suryakumar Yadav is fourth in the playing XI while Iyer is fifth. Rishabh Pant is sixth as the wicketkeeper-batsman, while Akash has selected Akshar Patel as an all-rounder. Then comes R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, and Mohammad Siraj.
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