The last couple of long form team great favorites of the T20 World Cup, but the tournament opener on Tuesday will face New Zealand confident, it will avoid complacency. In the last five Twenty20 world title won by the host country and other times there is no winner. Mahendra Singh Dhoni led side, however, is well balanced and is playing at home, so that made history. Current T20 champions of 2007 in the ranking of the top ranked team will play New Zealand in Group Two of the Super 10 competition. Although from match to match, The team is in form and both batsmen and bowlers are doing well. India next match is on March 19 from Pakistan. India won against Pakistan would come forward with a psychological advantage.
The command is in the hands of New Zealand Kane Williamson. Williamson batting with captain on the shoulders will bear. Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor will share the responsibility. Tim Southee bowled big responsibility on the shoulders. The concern, according to Williamson bowling to Indian conditions may be a problem. Spin and slow bowlers in India unlikely to have much success. Off spinner Nathan McCullum, Williamson from such expectations will be very high.
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, hearty Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammad Sami, Pawan Negi, Harbhajan Singh .
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Michelle Maclegn, Nathan McCullum, Corey Anderson, Trent Bault, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholas, Luke Runchi, Mitchell Santonr shhh Sodhi, Tim Southee.