New Delhi: India and New Zealand are all set play the opening match of the ICC World T20 at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur on Tuesday.
Though India are certainly the favourites to win the coveted event, Black Caps are tough to beat in this format.
Knowing the fact that Kiwi's have a bunch of match-winners in their side, the match is expected to be a high-intensity clash.
Ahead of the match, here are the players who could play a major role.
Rohit Sharma: The kind of form he has been in lately, Rohit can destroy any bowling line up in the world. The opener's newly-found consistency can help India get a good start up the order. Once he settles down, he can be the most dangerous batsman to deal with. India would love to see him carry his good form into the World T20.
Jasprit Bumrah: The Gujarat bowler has been exceptional with the ball since he made his international debut in Australia few months back. His unplayable yorkers, which he bowls at will, and impeccable consistency makes him a tough competitor. Bumrah's slinging action might also trouble the Kiwi batsmen as they have never faced him before.
Martin Guptill: The Kiwi opener has emerged as one of the most dangerous batsmen in world cricket of late. His ability to start hitting the bowlers from the word go makes him a threatening batsman. He has played ample of matches against India in the past, which could help him in the opening encounter.
Corey Anderson: The all-rounder is at the top of his form, especially with the willow. He can smack the ball hard and provide crucial breakthroughs with the ball. His ability to change the complexion of the game single-handedly makes him a formidable all-rounder. His IPL experience will help him a lot when he faces India.