Dubai . After the defeat to Pakistan, the T20 World Cup Super 12 stage match against New Zealand is a ‘do or die’ for the Indian team. This is also a test of the captaincy of Virat Kohli.
New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl against India. Virat Kohli looked disappointed after losing the toss.
Ish Sodhi gave another success to New Zealand, captain Virat Kohli (9) was caught by Trent Boult. India’s fourth wicket fell on the team score of 48 runs.
India’s 3 wickets fell on the team score of 40 runs.
India got the second blow, Rahul got out after scoring 18 runs. Rohit Sharma also returned to the pavilion after scoring 14 runs.
KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma at the crease. Team India score 29/1 after 5 overs
Team India, changing its strategy, has sent Ishan Kishan and KL Rahul for the opening. Team India’s poor start, Ishan Kishan fell victim to Trent Boult after scoring 4 runs.
The team that gets the loss in this match will almost be out of the race for the semi-finals. India and New Zealand have played one match each so far in which both have lost. Both these teams were defeated by Pakistan.
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New Zealand is currently at number four in the Group B points table, while the Indian team is present at number five. India has not lost any World Cup match against New Zealand since 2003, while in the last two matches of the T20 World Cup, India has lost to the Kiwi team. India has a great chance to change the history of T20 World Cup.
The Indian team has made two changes. Shardul Thakur has been included in the team in place of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Ishan Kishan was fed in place of Suryakumar Yadav.
India : Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 Lokesh Rahul, 5 Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Varun Chakraborty, Jasprit Bumrah.
New Zealand : Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Ken Williamson (captain), Devon Conway (wicketkeeper), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Adam Milne, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Bolt.