11. Trent Boult
Trent Boult will be a major threat with his left-arm inswingers. He bowled a good spell of 1 for 29 against Pakistan.
10. Tim Southee
The absence of Lockie Ferguson will hurt New Zealand, but they do have a capable replacement in Tim Southee. In the previous game, he ended with 1 for 25 in four overs.
9. Ish Sodhi
Ish Sodhi has to be one of the more prized bowlers for New Zealand in this tournament, given his ability to get something from the surface where the ball grips and turns a bit. He ended with two wickets in the previous match and gave only 28 runs in his four overs.
8. Mitchell Santner
Santner didn’t have a great game with the ball towards the end. He still managed to end with figures of 1 for 33 in his four overs and six runs with the bat.
Tim Seifert has also been given a similar sort of role, to bat deep in the innings and has some experience of doing that in the recent season of CPL.
6. Glenn Phillips
Glenn Phillips batted at no. 6 in the previous match, which was slightly lower than what he would have liked. However, given his ability to hit the ball firmly and score quick runs, he might just enjoy his time in the middle.
5. Devon Conway
Conway, too, lost his wicket for 27 runs at a crucial stage in the innings. This will be his first T20I against India, so he might face some new challenges.
4. Jimmy Neesham
James Neesham could only bowl three overs in the previous match, but he will be tasked to deliver four overs in this game. He conceded only 18 runs in those three overs. It should also be noted that he was sent in at no. 4 but managed only a run.
3. Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson scored 25 runs from 26 balls in the previous match and when his side needed a bit of a push-on, his wicket created some issues for them. He would be looking to get better results in this game.
2. Daryl Mitchell
The decision wasn’t a failure as both the players got off to starts. Most of the batters struggle on this surface, which makes the contribution of 17 and 27 from Guptill and Mitchell respectively look a little better in hindsight.
1. Martin Guptill
As a matter of fact, their entire middle order has done it at least on more than one occasion in their career. However, despite that, it seems that they are keener on trying Daryl Mitchell in that role with the experienced Guptill.