Live Cricket: India elect to bowl in 2nd T20 vs NZ
We'll finally get to see the man we've all been waiting for - Yuvraj Singh - back in action.
The focus on the individuals has shifted the attention from the game itself; this is the only T20 game the 2 teams will play before the big tournament - the World T20.
The washout at Vizag meant that both teams were robbed of some meaningful workout in an actual match situation.
There is no room left for any sort of experimentation as both teams might enter the park on Tuesday with their best possible combinations. India will be back with their tried and trusted opening combination of Sehwag and Gambhir, the middle order looks strong with the presence of a set of personnel who are well equipped to handle the pressure situations of a T20 match.
Ashwin will be playing in his home-ground, an incentive perhaps to be included ahead of Harbhajan Singh.
Balaji attended the customary pre-match press conference from the Indian side but was not committal about the team combination.
New Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum(w), Ross Taylor(c), Kane Williamson, Rob Nicol, Jacob Oram, James Franklin, Daniel Vettori, Kyle Mills, Ronnie Hira, Adam Milne
India (Playing XI): Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Manoj Tiwary, MS Dhoni(w/c), Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Zaheer Khan