Following a clinical display at the ODI series, where the Indian cricket women’s team triumphed 2-1 will now aim to repeat heroics against the White Ferns in the shortest format of the game. Hosts New Zealand faced a thumping defeat and will eye a comeback in the first match of the T20I series.

Mandhana has been in top form with the bat, where she bagged the ‘Player of the Series’ in the recently concluded ODI series. She will look to continue her good form in the T20Is as well. The women in blue will look at Mithali and Harmanpreet to also get among the runs. The eves won the recently concluded series 2-1 and will look to start the T20I series with a win.

Indian women’s cricket team is heavily depended on spinners in the middle overs and they have not disappointed in the series against New Zealand’s White Ferns, ODI skipper Mithali Raj said on the eve of the three-match T20I series, beginning on February 6.

Spinners, who adapted to challenging conditions in the New Zealand, helped the touring side clinch the ODI series by 2-1. Ekta Bisht (3, 32) (2, 14) (0, 29), Deepti Sharma (2, 27) (2, 51) (0, 19) and Poonam Yadav(3, 42) (2, 38) (1, 31) worked in tandem to run through the Kiwi batting in the three matches.

Speaking to ANI, Mithali said, “It is good to see spinners bowling very well in the series because it is something lot of people have asked me earlier — how the spinners are going to be effective on this soil, in these conditions. India definitely has heavily depended on spinners in the middle overs and they have not disappointed in the series because when it came to the first two games, they controlled the middle overs and got those wickets for us.”

Here’s everything you need to know about 1st T20I between India women and New Zealand women:

What time will the 1st T20I between India women and New Zealand women start?

The 1st T20I between India women and New Zealand women will start at 8:30 AM IST on February 6. The toss will take place at 8:00 AM IST.

Where will the 1st T20I between India women and New Zealand women take place?

The 1st T20I between India women and New Zealand women will take place at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

Which channel will telecast 1st T20I between India women and New Zealand women?

The 1st T20I between India women and New Zealand women will have a live telecast on Star Sports 1/HD and Star Sports 1 Hindi/HD.

How to watch the live streaming of 1st T20I between India women and New Zealand women?

The live streaming of 1st T20I between India women and New Zealand women will be available on Hotstar.

What are the squads for 1st T20I between India women and New Zealand women?

India: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Anuja Patil, Ekta Bisht, Dayalan Hemalatha, Mansi Joshi, Arundhati Reddy, Shikha Pandey, Priya Punia.

New Zealand: Amy Satterthwaite (Captain), Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Sophie Devine, Hayley Jensen, Caitlin Gurrey, Leigh Kasperek, Amelia Kerr, Frances Mackay, Katey Martin, Rosemary Mair, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu.