After astonishing Performance by Blackcaps on 6 Feb in 1st T20 against India, now its become complicated to say who is favourite for rest of Series. New Zealand team shown their class in shorter format of game.
After winning ODI by 1-4 Indian team was looking favourite for the shorter Format too. But New Zealand opener Tim Seifert took India bowlers to reproach and scored his career best with a 43-ball 84.
He India main strike bowler Bhuwneshwar Kumar gave 47 runs in his 4 overs spared as he, alongside He doesn’t spared Hardik Pandya and Mohammad Khaleel leaked 12 run an over.
The Indian spinner did well but team management can go with chinaman bowler kuldeep yadav for 2nd T20.
“As a team, we have been good at chasing down targets which is why we play with eight batsmen. We believe that whatever the target is in front of us we can chase it down, but we just couldn’t do it tonight,”said a disappointed Rohit after the game.
Rohit Sharma also failed to score after his knocks in ODIs. In absence Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma would like lead from the front after scoring 1 in 1st ODI.
Rishabh pant failed to contribute as expected from him in Wellington, he scored 4 runs off 9 balls before spinner Mitchell Santner bowled him with a fast yorker in 1st T20. Rishabh Pant have to prove himself to confirm his seat for world cup 2019.
A strong comeback will be expected from team India when two teams square up in 2nd T20 international at Eden Park on Friday
Stats: India vs New Zealand Head-To-Head In T20s
|1||16-09-2007||2007-2008 ICC World Twenty20||New Wanderers |
|New Zealand won by 10 runs|
|2||25-02-2009||2008-2009 New Zealand v. India||AMI Stadium||New Zealand won by 7 wickets|
|3||27-02-2009||2008-2009 New Zealand v. India||Westpac Stadium||New Zealand won by 5 wickets|
|4||11-09-2012||2012-2013 India v. New Zealand||MA Chidambaram |
|New Zealand won by 1 run|
|5||15-03-2016||2015-2016 ICC World Twenty20||Vidarbha Cricket |
|New Zealand won by 47 runs|
|6||01-11-2017||2017-2018 India v. New Zealand||Feroz Shah Kotla||India won by 53 |
|7||04-11-2017||2017-2018 India v. New Zealand||Saurashtra Cricket |
|New Zealand won by 40 runs|
|8||08-11-2017||2017-2018 India v. New Zealand||Greenfield International Stadium||India won by 6 |
|9||06-02-2019||2018-2019 New Zealand v. India||Westpac Stadium||New Zealand won by 80 runs|
|New Zealand: 7||India: 2||Tied: 0||No Result: 0|
Matches Played in New Zealand
|1||25-02-2009||2008-2009 New Zealand v. India||AMI |
|New Zealand won by 7 wickets|
|2||27-02-2009||2008-2009 New Zealand v. India||Westpac |
|New Zealand won by 5 wickets|
|3||06-02-2019||2018-2019 New Zealand v. India||Westpac Stadium||New Zealand won by 80 runs|
|New Zealand: 3||India: 0||Tied: 0||No Result: 0|
Stats Shows New Zealand had Great Reacords against india in T20India vs New Zealand
India vs New Zealand T-20 Match Schedule
1st T20: February 6 at Westpac Stadium, Wellington. Toss at 12:00 PM IST, start at 12.30 PM IST.
2nd T20: February 8 at Eden Park, Auckland. Toss at 11.00 AM IST, start at 11.30 AM IST.
3rd T20: February 10 at Seddon Park, Hamilton. Toss at 12.00 PM IST, start at 12.30 PM IST.
India vs New Zealand T20 Squads
India squad: Rohit Sharma(c),Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, K Khaleel Ahmed, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya
New Zealand squad: Kane Williamson (c), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.
India vs New Zealand TV channels
India’s tour of New Zealand is being aired live on Star Sports Network. The series will be aired in English commentary on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD with Hindi commentary on Star Sports Hindi and Star Sports Hindi HD.