After a high voltage series against Australia, India is all set to lock horns against New Zealand for a long tour consisting of 5 T20Is, 3 ODIs and 2 T20Is. The tour would get underway with the shortest format of the game and both teams holding a plethora of capable players are likely to engage in a gripping battle.
Tim Southee, the paceman of New Zealand, sits really excited for the cricketing action against the men in blue. Last year, Southee led Kiwis in 9 of their 12 T20I games as regular skipper Kane Williamson was either rested or injured. With this, the 31-year old gained valuable experience which he is set to use against the blue team.
Sharing his views on the upcoming T20Is, the veteran of 71 Tests, 140 ODIs and 66 T20Is said that captaining was a different challenge, but it is never easy to play International cricket. He relished the return of Kane and aims to thrive in the company of seniors like Ross Taylor. Moreover, the absence of Trent Boult would push Southee to lead the bowling department of New Zealand.