India have an able captain in Rohit Sharma, and it also opens up a spot for a youngster. "New Zealand will be disappointed at their response to what was no more than a par score under the circumstances. He's a great asset for our team and I'm sure that he will grab this opportunity with both hands", Dhawan was quoted as saying prior to the first T20I encounter at the Westpac Stadium. The T20I series will be an ideal way for the men in blue to test the bench strength. Notably, India had won the ODI series that followed the T20I series by a comfortable 3-1 margin.
Rayudu's performance will give him and the team confidence.
India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (one place to fifth) and fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar (six places to 17th) are among others to move up in the latest rankings. The manner in which the Kiwi batsmen face Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal would effectively decide the fate of the series.
European Union nations endorse Venezuela opposition leader over Maduro
Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez delivers a statement at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Trudeau also urged the worldwide community to help Guaido restore democracy and help the economy in Venezuela.
Guaido says aid will enter Venezuela
Under Maduro's ruling, the people of Venezuela had been suffering an economic and humanitarian crisis. Mr Maduro's inauguration sparked protests throughout Venezuela.
Small plane crashes into home in Southern California
Seventy-two firefighters were deployed to the scene from OCFA and nearby fire departments. The National Transportation and Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash.
Coach Gary Stead said Guptill failed a fitness test but he remained hopeful the big-hitting opener would recover in time for the One-day worldwide series against Bangladesh starting next week.
Kane Williamson (c), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner, James Neesham. The left-arm pacer has been rested as part of his workload management. "She will slot right in having already been with the squad for the ODI campaign". India in particular will want to end their long, hectic tour on a memorable note. In the absence of regular captain Virat Kohli, India's top-order is likely to be bolstered by the presence of wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant. The Black Caps' hopes will be tied with skipper Kane Williamson who has both failed to impress with the bat and lead his team in crucial moments in the ongoing series against Team India.