“Rain-rain, go away… Come again another day.” This is exactly what our fragile cricket nation will pray for India He will be there in Christchurch for the third and final ODI against New Zealand on Wednesday. Indian footballer Arshdeep Singh summed up the situation in the pre-match press conference on Monday and said, “The weather is not in our control. Rain can interrupt the match at any time but we always have to stay mentally and physically ready to start playing.”
On the other hand, New Zealand had to contend with something very different ahead of their series against India. With big names like – Trent Boult, Martin Guptill, Jimmy Neesham – giving up their central contracts to appear in franchise-based T20 tournaments, the white ball series against India seemed to be a real test for New Zealand. Defeat in the T20I series against India made the situation even worse for the New Zealanders. However, they wrote a quick comeback after emerging victorious in the inaugural ODI. And the team captained by Kane Williamson will now be looking to complete their turnaround in match three and whitewash the men’s blue in ODIs.
New Zealand soccer player Tim Southee also opened up about his team’s recent turbulent period before the series was decided.
“There’s a lot of ODI cricket coming up this year leading up to the Men’s Cricket World Cup and as a team we’ve been playing some very good ODI cricket for a while and we think the format suits us. There’s a lot of matches leading up to the Men’s ICC and we’ll find out more as a team as we play togetherSouthey said Monday.
Expressing his desire to introduce the nation to all three forms of the game, Southey added, “The body feels good at the moment. So (I will) as long as I can still handle juggling all three and still be able to perform at the level I need to be at that level. I love playing all threes so hopefully I can do that.” a little longer.”
Southee also spoke about his achievement after he picked three wickets in the first ODI against India. At the moment, Southee is the first player in the world who has 300 Test, 200 ODI and 100 T20I’s to his name.
“It’s special because no one has ever done it before. When you’re done with your career and when you look back, I hope you’ll be proud of what you’ve achieved. I had a great time and I hope I have many years and I have a few more, too.” He said.
For India, the weather may not be good and it was already within their control, but they can certainly make adverse conditions work in their favour. It looks very simple while reading but in fact it takes immense courage and deep knowledge of the game to implement it in reality. And the ‘Men in Blue’ showed glimpses of their revamped approach in the second ODI.
Only 12.5 overs could be thrown in the penultimate game on Sunday, but that was enough to spot changes. Suryakumar Yadav has been the man for India’s team in T20Is lately. So it was no surprise to see him captain India in their second ODI against the New Zealanders. world no. The leading T20I batsman remained unbeaten after scoring 34 off just 25 balls. In his short stay at the crease, Surya hit two boundaries and three sixes. The Mumbai-born batter displayed his unique batting style and his trademark wrench pull and scoop.
Syria’s inability to replicate his T20I form in ODIs has been much talked about. But Sunday’s show could mark a great start for Syria in the form of more than 50 years ago Globalism Glass. Moreover, the winning stroke in Wednesday’s latest ODI may do well enough to raise Syria’s profile in white-ball cricket. India’s team is now expected to squander again to level the ODI series against the Kiwis and finish the tour without losing a series.
Apart from Suryakumar Yadav, Shubman Gill was the only other cricketer, who performed admirably in the rain-stopped match. The Punjab-born batsman, trying to increase his pre-match powerplay, scored 45 from 42 balls. Well, we can’t forget Shikhar Dhawan’s whim of 72 off 77 in the opener either. The side will rely on Dhawan and his opening mate Gill to build a strong foundation.
Oh, and spanking wasn’t the only weapon in Dhawan’s arsenal. The Delhi-born cricketer has so far successfully handled the captaincy duties for Team India. He currently has a scintillating record of 7-3 as an ODI captain.
“So exciting, it makes me feel so small (laughs). No, but seriously this is a good opportunity for players who travel so far, to see the way Schopman has bowled and Imran bowled, and we are happy to see this turnaround. As a team, we want to get our operations right, And to do well in Christchurch Hopefully we can win and enjoy ourselvesDhawan said while talking about the captain.
In the overarching segment, Washington Sundar will be another major character. The Tamil Nadu-born all-rounder scored a quick-fire 37 to guide India to a total of 300-plus in their first ODI. Washington could take no wicket in the match but conceded only 42 runs after completing 10 overs. Washington, in the absence of a player like Ravindra Jadeja, will gladly look to take another chance in the final against the New Zealanders and impress the selectors.
A change in India’s approach can be confirmed by the team’s collection in the second ODI. Sanju Samson scored 36 in the first match but India could not afford to keep him in the side for the next match. In Samson’s absence, Deepak Hooda was brought into the playing XI.
The visitors lacked a real sixth bowling option in the first ODI. Freshmen Arshdeep and Imran Malik looked lethal in the first phase of the match, but India’s bowling line-up lacked the experience and firepower required to tackle New Zealand’s formidable side. Hooda, on the other hand, produced impressive bowling in the second T20I against New Zealand and picked up four wickets after conceding only 10 runs. One of the reasons he was included in the playing XI.
There is no doubt in the fact that the Indian pace attack will be highly dependent on Arshdeep and Imran in the last match. And the two are expected to get some help from Christchurch Stadium. What’s more, the cloudy conditions will help the two-speeder swing the ball early in the game. But did you know that there is such a thing as a bowling partnership, too? Yes, there is and no one knows it better than Archib and Imran.
Arshdeeb also talked about his close friendship with Imran. The bowler emphasized the need for strong partnerships in the bowling attack. “ODIs are a bit longer and you need partnerships in such situations. You have bowling partnerships too. If one bowler is getting wickets from one end, the other needs to contain the flow of runs,” Arshdeep said at the press conference.
“The atmosphere in the dressing room is very good. He likes to joke around too. As far as bowling is concerned, bowling with him is good for me because the batsmen can be fooled by the speed when they have to face 135km/h after facing someone who is bowling around 155km/h. So we We enjoy bowling both side by side and outside too.Hopefully we can continue our partnershipadded the 23-year-old.
A young Indian team, under Dhawan’s captaincy, is currently trailing behind in the ODI series. But their fight thus far has been nothing short of amazing. In the opening ODI they showed impressive batting but the heroics of Kane Williamson and Tom Latham eventually helped the Kiwis secure victory. And now, the young Indian squad will aim to bring out their best one last time to settle the ODI series.
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