Neesham brought in for injured Guptill in T20 series

Neesham highlights Dhoni's importance in Indian cricket team

Mandhana's exploits against New Zealand helped her jump three places, leapfrogging Australians Ellyse Perry and Meg Lanning to the the number one ranking.

With three T20I tons to his name, Munro is capable of pulling off the occasional blinders and it will be up to Bhuvneshwar Kumar to stop him with the new ball. Looking at the form of both the teams in T20Is, India are coming on the back of drawing a series against Australia and if it was not for rain in the 3rd T20I, India would have won the series. Siddharth Kaul is expected to play as the second pacer while Hardik Pandya would try to get some more game time under his belt before the World Cup. The T20I series will be an ideal way for the men in blue to test the bench strength. Both sides will look to maximise every global exposure that comes its way, thus adding some context to the T20Is. Good performances in the ODIs in Australia and New Zealand means there won't be much pressure on him, so it's all about having a hit and being game-ready. Spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal (KulCha) are favourites to start, but if India decides to play Kedar Jadhav, one of the duo might be rested.

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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 global series against Bangladesh starting next week. The batting will revolve around Colin Munro, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor, while the all-rounders Colin de Grandhomme and James Neesham will provide the finishing touches.

New Zealand batsmen, including skipper Kane Williamson, squandered their starts in the chase but the home team remained in the contest until Jimmy Neesham was dismissed in the 37th over. They still have an experienced pacer in Tim Southee along with Lockie Ferguson. India are likely to include Rishabh Pant and it will be interesting to see which player makes it into the team.

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