The Indian team is going to start the Mission 2024 T20 World Cup. Team India will play a three-match T20 series against New Zealand from Friday. In this, Hardik Pandya will be seen captaining the team. It is believed that this has started the change in Team India and now some senior players including Rohit Sharma will be dropped from T20 format and only Hardik will be promoted as captain.
Hardik and Williamson pose for pictures near the Sky Stadium in Wellington
The first T20 between India and New Zealand will be played in Wellington. This series will be crucial for both the teams as both the teams had lost in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup. In such a situation, both the teams will try to show their supremacy. Before the series, the captains of both the teams got a photoshoot done in Wellington in a unique way. Hardik and Williamson posed for pictures near the Sky Stadium in Wellington.
During this both of them reached for photoshoot in a special rickshaw. This rickshaw had two steering. Both Hardik and Williamson were seen driving the rickshaw. After this, both reached near the trophy kept on the beach and then got the photoshoot done. Hardik and Williamson were also seen laughing and joking during this. The rickshaw in which both were sitting is called Crocodile Bike in New Zealand. It is very popular there.
During the photoshoot when both were posing with the trophy
During the photoshoot, when both were posing with the trophy, a gust of wind came and shook the desk on which the trophy was kept. In such a situation, the balance of the trophy got disturbed. However, Williamson reacted just in time to catch the falling trophy and save it from the fall. This video is becoming quite viral on social media. Fans are talking a lot about Williamson’s reaction time. Hardik also saved the desk made of cardboard from falling.
Under the captaincy of Hardik, the young Indian team will try to beat the strong New Zealand team on paper and will want to prove themselves in this transition period. The three matches of the T20 series will be played on 18, 20 and 22 November. After this the three-match ODI series will begin. The first ODI will be played on 25 November, the second ODI on 27 November and the third ODI on 30 November. Shikhar Dhawan will take over the captaincy of Team India in the ODI series.
Both teams for T20 series
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Daryl Mitchell, Adam Milne, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner.
India: Hardik Pandya (captain), Rishabh Pant (vice-captain and wicketkeeper), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik.