India has been knocked out of the T20 world cup; They finished one position behind a semifinals qualifying position. Losses to both Pakistan and New Zealand put them in this position; Pakistan play their semifinal match on the 11th of November against Australia. New Zealand won their semifinal match and have entered the finals of the cup. The next time India plays T20 cricket is on the 17th of November; They will be playing against New Zealand in a three-match T20 series. Following, the T20 series they will be playing in a two-match test series.
New Zealand is in sublime form; they have only managed to record one loss in the T20 world cup till now. This loss came against Pakistan in their first game of the cup. Kane Williamson’s side is determined to win their first T20 world cup. They play the finals of the world cup on the 14th of November at 7:30 pm IST. Do you think New Zealand will be able to win the T20 world cup?
India have announced their squad which will face New Zealand in the T20 world cup
Virat Kohli has stepped down as India’s T20 side; he has been replaced by Rohit Sharma who was the vice-captain of the side under Kohli’s captaincy. The BBCI has decided to rest the experienced trio of Kohli, Jadeja, and Bumrah for the upcoming series.
India’s squad consists of players such as; Rohit Sharma c(), KL Rahul (vc), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Mohammed. Siraj.
On the 17th of November, they will play their first match at Jaipur; thereafter, on the 19th of November, they play their second match in Ranchi. The final match of the series will be played on the 21st of November in Kolkata.
Even though, India has an inexperienced squad and missing many prominent players such as Jadeja, Kohli, and Bumrah; will they be able to beat New Zealand’s in-form team? Or will they be more misery for the 2007 world cup champions?
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