Players from India and New Zealand spent time in the stadium to play an indoor game.
On Friday, India’s first Twenty20 International against New Zealand was canceled due to continued rain in Wellington. India and New Zealand were about to meet at the Sky Stadium for their first match after their T20 World Cup campaign.
With nothing else to do in their spare time, players from both teams decided to create their own version of New Zealand vs India by playing an indoor version of foot volley to keep themselves warm in case the match happened.
The Indian team entered the series without the services of their top three batsmen, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. The team is also missing India head coach Rahul Dravid.
Hardik Pandya leads the team, which includes Chahal, Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh. VVS Laxman, the head of the National Cricket Academy, is in charge of this tour to New Zealand.
India enters this series after a semi-final loss to England in the T20 World Cup. Before India’s home season starts in 2023, the selectors have indicated that they will rotate the squad and evaluate their bench strength.
IND vs NZ T20I Series Schedule
1st T20I, November 18 at Wellington’s Sky Stadium. (Canceled)
2nd T20I, 20 November at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. (12 noon IST)
3rd T20I, 22 November at Mclean Park in Napier. (12 noon IST)
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