Virat Kohli, the India skipper, was not happy with one week break which his team got after the ICC T20 World Cup match against Pakistan. The match against the arch-rivals was on October 24, while the second match was scheduled for October 31.
When the commentator asked him about the break time, the captain stated that it was ridiculous to have such a big break between two matches. However, he also revealed that players have recovered from all fitness related issues.
Earlier, Kane Williamson won the toss and decided to field first. Ishan Kishan and Shardul Thakur replaced Suryakumar Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the playing XI. For New Zealand, Adam Milne replaced Tim Southee.