1. Team News - India
India have been on a mighty good roll of late conquering all comers at home with Australia being the latest team to face the Indian heat. After starting the series with a 10-wicket win, the Aussies went down 2-1 as India boarded the flight to New Zealand in full confidence. With the Eden Park pitch known to offer some bounce and carry to the bowlers, India might opt for a pace-heavy attack for the first T20I with Shivam Dube too coming into the picture. With Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of the series with a shoulder injury, KL Rahul is certain to open along with Rohit Sharma.
2. Team News - New Zealand
The Kiwis went through a horror tour against Australia last month and they are certain to come in full force against India at home. Nothing less than a resounding series win will be on their minds and they have the wherewithal to upset India's apple cart too. In fact, NZ hold a healthy 8-3 lead over India in head-to-head meetings in T20Is and they would want to extend it as not many teams in recent past have that kind of record against India.
Openers: Rohit Sharma, Colin Munro
Middle-order: Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Kane Williamson
Wicketkeeper: Rishabh Pant
All-rounders: Shivam Dube, Colin de Grandhomme.
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami
4. Probable XI
India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Manish Pandey, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (C), Tim Seifert (WK), Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner.
5. Live telecast
The match will be Live on Star Sports Networks from 12.30 PM IST and Live Streaming will be on HotStar. You can also follow the Live Updates via MyKhel.