IND vs NZ T20 WC: India lose to New Zealand by 8 wickets; gaze at early exit from World Cup
October 31, 2021 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. India’s superstar cricketers were mauled on a second-straight Sunday as a disciplined New Zealand securely pressed them towards the exit door with a simple eight-wicket success in the ICC T20 World Cup here.
The defeat that puts India in severe threat of losing on a semi-final berth likewise raises concerns about outgoing T20 skipper Virat Kohli’s abject failure to win an ICC competition in 4 attempts as captain.
While Kohli is set to step down from T20 captaincy, this defeat puts his ODI leadership future likewise in doubt.
If Pakistan match was an embarrassing experience, the encounter versus New Zealand was embarrassing to state the least as a meagre target of 111 was ferreted out by Daryl Mitchell (49 off 35 balls) and skipper Kane Williamson (33 not out off 31 balls) in just 14.
This sought India managed 110 for 7 in 20 overs in which they didn’t effectively score runs in 9 of those overs (54 dot balls).
Worse, they were simply able to strike a single limit between overs 8 and 15 when two spinners were in operation.
The formula for India now gets muddled up and only Afghanistan’s success over New Zealand can raise hopes of an outdoors opportunity to qualify for the semi-finals.
That too if they win all their staying matches against Afghanistan, Namibia and Scotland.
But for all useful functions, Kohli’s group, with its antiquated version of T20 cricket, does not should have a place in the last 4.
New Zealand exposed the attire’s insufficiencies, primarily bad mindset and atrocious shot selection, something that was made use of to the hilt by Pakistan just a week back.
Post World T20, a lot of senior players might not be seen playing the fastest format as the one thing that this group swears by– playing courageous cricket– was no place to be seen.
It appeared like capturing practice for the New Zealand team as most of the batters were out in the deep trying to require the speed and failing miserably.There were 54 dot balls, which implied that India didn’t score any runs in nine of their 20 overs. There were no satanic forces in the track and India’s
inferior show with the willow was a repercussion of bad team selection, not relying on kind gamers and the failure to have any flexibility in the side, which did not have correct multi-skilled cricketers. And real to ‘Murphy’s Law’that”anything that can fail will go wrong at the worst possible time”, the team merely
broke down. For instance, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli both lost kind at the same time.The middle-order, which was a worry
, stayed so and Hardik Pandya as a batter totally
flopped on special days. He did bowl an over however one didn’t need to be a specialist to understand that he is far from being bowling
fit. But the biggest of them all was how a nation, whose players are considered masters of spin bowling, looked unaware versus the slow things. Much like the Pakistan game, the spinners– left-arm orthodox Mitchell Santner(4-0-15-0)and leg-spinner Ish Sodhi (4-0-17-2)
— caught India by the scruff of their necks, handing out just 32 runs in eight overs. India tweaked their batting order but it hardly paid any dividends as there was no firepower in the power play and 40 for 3 in 8 overs might
have just spelt doom. Ishan Kishan tried to whip one off Trent Boult(4-0-20-3 )but was caught at deep square leg limit by Santner. KL Rahul(18 )hit a couple of borders but not
for a minute during his 16-ball stay at the crease, did he look confident adequate to handle the bowlers. Tim Southee( 4-0-26-1), at the
stroke of power play, exposed Rahul’s problems versus brief ball as the pull-shot was gathered by Santner, who got his second of the night. Rohit Sharma (14 )was gone
when Ish Sodhi pitched one somewhat on the much shorter length, he tried to pull it in front of square but was caught by a toppling Martin Guptill, who judged it well
enough to make it 40 for three. Kohli, who lately, is playing the role of an anchor, never ever started and during his laboured presence at the wicket, only increased the pressure on the team. Sodhi tossed one conventional leg-break outside the off-stump and the Indian captain, trying to hit against the turn, could just discover Boult at the long-on limit. Pandya( 23 off 24 balls ), in his current kind, is not a threat
for any team and Rishabh Pant, after being kept quiet by the 2 Black Caps spinners, got one quick and straight from Milne, which breached his defence. As soon as Pant was gone, any chance
of winning the video game was also thrown away of the Dubai International Stadium, and deep into the Arabian Sea. Released at Sun, 31 Oct 2021 12:08:54 -0500