India appears to have the top spot in the first ODI against New Zealand on Friday. In pursuit of a target of 307 runs, the hosts were reduced to 88 for 3 until Kane Williamson and Tom Latham torched Eden Park with a giant, unbeaten partnership of 221. The duo fiddled with the visitors’ attack, which lacked 6.The tenth Bowling option. While Lathan came back unbeaten at 145, Williamson scored 94 off 98 balls as the Black Caps home with 17 balls to spare.
Latham showed his best version against India’s Shikhar Dhawan. Normally, he opens the innings but on Friday, he didn’t quite hit it off. 5. Imran Malik troubled him early in his innings but once he settled in the middle he made chasing 307 look like a cakewalk.
After the game ended, India’s defeat centered around just one factor – the bowler short in the line-up. while commenting on Amazon Prime video during 1Street ODI, ex India The women’s team captain Anjum Chopra also made a point and asked Ravi Shastri for his opinion.
“In hindsight, now that the game is over, when you look back at the start of the match, you look at the team from both sides, would you have had another bowler, a bowling sixth choice, in that Indian line- asked Anjum.
The former India coach came up with a spontaneous response, stating that this is something that the management should address as a matter of priority.
“I seriously think they will have to think about it. Shastri replied.
India’s bowling unit included Arshdeep Singh, Imran Malik, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvidenra Chahal and Washington Sundar. Thakur provided the opening break while Imran picked up the wickets of Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell. But the rest of the bowlers couldn’t make a mark after that allowing the pair of Williamson and Latham to dominate until the over.
As the Men in Blue are preparing for the 2Abbreviation II ODI, change is probably on the cards. The match will be between Deepak Chahar and Deepak Hooda as the inclusion of either player will add depth to India’s strike.