Hardik & Krunal Pandya Become The Third Sibling Duo To Play For India During IND v NZ T20, 2019
Krunal and Hardik Pandya (Photo Credits: Getty Images)

The Men in Blue are taking on New Zealand in the first T2OI at the Westpac Stadium. Rishabh Pant, Siddharth Kaul, Krunal Pandya are included in the squad. The Indians in the first match have picked up Pandya brothers Krunal and Hardik into the squad and thus the two have become the third duo to represent the team together. Prior to this, it was Mohinder and Surinder Amarnath and Irfan and Yusuf Pathan were the ones to don the Indian colours in the same match. NZ 114/1 in 11 Overs | India vs New Zealand 1st T20 2019 Live Score Updates: Kiwis Lose Colin Munro After a Flying Start.

India has already won the ODI series 4-1 and now will look forward to repeating the same in the three-game T20I series. Talking about the on-going match, India won the toss and elected to field. The Kiwi openers bamboozled the visiting team bowlers. The hosts while going online had lost Colin Munro who gave a flying start to the Kiwis. They lost Colin Munro on the score of 34 from 20 balls. He hit two fours and a couple maximums. On the other hand, Tim Seifert continues to play fearlessly and continues to dominate the Indian bowlers.

Ahead of the game, during the toss, Rohit Sharma said, “We have a got record chasing. Looks a good pitch. We are ready to see what target is set for us and chase it down later. A fresh start, different format. Looking forward to it. We have a got a few guys coming in. Rishabh Pant, Krunal Pandya."