India XI for 1st T20I vs NZ 
Chopra expects Washington Sundar and Shivam Mavi to be in the side.

Aakash Chopra feels Prithvi Shaw will not be a part of India’s Playing XI for the first T20I against the Black Caps. 

The opening game of a three-match series will be played at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association Stadium in Ranchi on Friday, January 27. With no Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul in the side, Hardik Pandya will lead a young squad with Suryakumar Yadav, his deputy. 

“Ishan Kishan will play the opening game. Shubman Gill will be there with him. Prithvi Shaw, who was included recently, will not get a game in Ranchi. I feel Rahul Tripathi will come at No. 3. You know the rest of the team – Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, and Deepak Hooda,” he said on his YouTube Channel.

Chopra expects Washington Sundar and Shivam Mavi to be in the side. 

“Washington Sundar and Shivam Mavi have a chance to play in today’s match. Only one will make the cut out of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav. Umran Malik and Arsheep Singh are the two fats bowlers.”

Aakash Chopra’s Indian XI for 1st T20I: Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shivam Mavi, Yuzvendra Chahal/Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik.

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