India will aim to carry on their winning momentum © Getty Images
India will aim to carry on their winning momentum © Getty Images

India will take on New Zealand in the first match of the Super-10 round, in the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 tournament. The match will be played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Ground in Nagpur. India are hosting the T20 World Cup 2016 tournament for the very first time, and they will be expected to repeat the history which they created in South Africa in the inaugural edition of the T20 competition. India will be captained by MS Dhoni, whereas the Kiwis will be led by Kane Williamson. The two teams have played four T20Is so far in history, and India have lost all of them to New Zealand. Live Cricket Scorecard: India vs New Zealand, ICC World T20 2016, Match 13 at Nagpur

India will, however, be the favourites for this clash. They have an excellent winning momentum over the past two months and a side which has been crushing almost everything that is coming their way. READ: India team in ICC T20 World Cup 2016, Preview: Hosts look for 2007 encore

New Zealand will be without their firebrand Brendon McCullum, who retired after the home Test series against Australia. Many expected McCullum to walk away from the game after the end of this T20 World Cup 2016, but the maverick cricketer felt it was time for him to go. LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES: India (IND) vs New Zealand (NZ), T20 World Cup 2016, Match 13 at Nagpur

The two teams won one and lost one game each in the warm-up round, whose only relevance and importance is to get quality match practise. There are no injury concerns for both the teams, but New Zealand have not confirmed the status of Ross Taylor, who was injured sometime back.

Squads:

India: MS Dhoni (c&wk), Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Hardik Pandya, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Mohammed Shami, Pawan Negi, Ashish Nehra.

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Luke Ronchi (wk), Grant Elliott, Colin Munro, Mitchell McClenaghan, Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Martin Guptill, Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.

Live Cricket Scorecard & Ball-by-Ball commentary: India vs New Zealand, ICC World T20 2016, Match 13 at Nagpur