nz v aus 1st t20i

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The much-anticipated Trans-Tasman rivalry will kickoff on the shores of New Zealand once again as they are set to host Australia in the first T20I match in Wellington on February 21, 2024. With this, both teams will start their final preparation before they take off for the USA and West Indies for the 2024 T20 World Cup, scheduled to be held in June. 

Australia is arriving with a full-fledged squad with the pace trio of Pat Cummins, Josh Hazelwood, and Mitchell Starc back in the T20I mix for the first time since 2022. New Zealand have also re-called Trent Boult into the squad indicating his probable role to spearhead the bowling unit for the upcoming T20 World Cup. 

Here in this article, we’ll have a look at all the relevant details around the opening T20I of the three-match series between New Zealand and Australia. 

When and where will the 1st T20I between New Zealand and Australia take place? 

The first T20I between New Zealand and Australia will take place on February 21, 2024, at 11:40 a.m. IST at Sky Stadium, Wellington.  

What are the squads for New Zealand vs Australia T20I series?

New Zealand: Mitchell Santner (C), Finn Allen, Trent Boult (Games 2 and 3), Mark Chapman, Josh Clarkson, Devon Conway (wk), Lockie Ferguson, Adam Milne, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Ben Sears, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee (Game 1), Will Young.

Australia: Mitchell Marsh (C), Pat Cummins, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Matt Short, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Spencer Johnson.

When and where to watch NZ vs AUS 1st T20I in India?

The opening T20I of the three-match series between New Zealand and Australia will not be broadcast live in India.

Where to watch the live streaming of NZ vs AUS 1st T20I in India?

The New Zealand versus Australia 1st T20I can be live streamed on Amazon Prime in India. 

Where to catch the live scores and updates of NZ vs AUS 1st T20I? 

The  live score updates and ball-by-ball commentary for NZ vs AUS 1st T20I is available on SportsTiger app and website.