Ind Vs Nz is the most awaited contest, as it is a do or die match for Virat Kohli, who will be stepping down as the captain of the Indian T20I team after the ongoing T20 World Cup.
The crucial T20 Mens Cup Cricket match against New Zealand today will be a very crucial one in that context, not just for Team India, but also for Virat the T20I captain. Ind Vs Nz Can Team India bounce back hard after a crushing loss in their opening encounter vs Pakistan ?
The format of the ongoing T20 World Cup is such that the Super 12 stage is extremely competitive and very tough. Out of the 12 teams playing in it, as many as 8 teams will be knocked out and only 4 teams will make it through to the next round – the semi-finals.
Ind vs NZ – Do or die match for Virat Kohli
Both teams tasted defeat in their opening matches, losing to Pakistan quite convincingly and will now be looking to register their first win in the ongoing tournament. The match could have a massive impact on both teams’ chances of reaching the semi-finals. A defeat in this game could have far-reaching consequences with games against Afghanistan, Namibia and Scotland left after this one.
India were completely outplayed in their opening game as Pakistan romped to a 10-wicket win. Captain Virat Kohli was the standout performer for India, scoring a gritty half-century. Rishabh Pant too made a handy contribution but failed to kick-on when the team needed him to.
Other batters had a day to forget, as India’s famed top-order had little or no answers to the pace and swing of Shaheen Shah Afridi. India’s bowling too failed to come to the party.