- Hit for India
- Ishan Kishan replaces Suryakumar
- Bhubaneswar is made by Shardul Thakur. replaced
New Zealand beat India with 14.3 overs. Daryl Mitchell was the Kiwi’s top scorer with 49 balls out of 35. Martin Guptill had 20 runs and Captain Kane Williamson had 33 runs. Jaspreet Bumra took 2 wickets for India. None of the other bowlers except Bumra took the opportunity.
The Indian batting team has collapsed
India, the first to beat New Zealand, has collapsed. Unusually, India made some unexpected experiments in striking order. Ishant Kishan was dropped along with KL Rahul to replace regular opening player Rohit Sharma. This decision was rejected. He lost the first wicket when he only got 11 runs. Ravindra Jadeja was the top scorer with 25 of 18 balls. Hardik Pandya scored 23 of 24 balls. The other goal scorers were KL Rahul (18), Rohit Sharma (12) and Rishabh Pant (12). India scored 110 runs for losing 7 wickets.
Not a Suryakumar, an unexpected change in the Indian team
India and New Zealand have to win the decisive group two World Cup game. The team that loses sees the semi-finals less likely. Pakistan, who have won three games in a row, have secured a place in the semi-finals. Weak Namibia and Scotland are now Pakistan’s opponents.
In the first game, Pakistan beat India with 10 wickets and then New Zealand with 5 wickets. Pakistan secured the semi-finals by beating Afghanistan in 3 runs. In Group One, England is also almost half confirmed. There is a fierce battle for second place between Australia and South Africa.
It was the toughest game in Virat Kohli’s career as a captain. In early 2019 India lost to New Zealand in the semi-finals of the ODI World Cup. India also lost to the Kiwis in the final of the ICC World Test Championship. This game is also an opportunity to repay.
The New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the litter and was selected in the field. Luck in the litter did not help Virat Kohli this time either. India made two changes. Suryakumar Yadav is out due to injury. The left-handed batsman Ishan Kishan is the replacement. Virat Kohli has announced that Ishant will step down as the opener. Shardul Thakur replaces pacemaker Bhuvneshwar Kumar.