Match : NZ vs IND, 4TH T20I
Tournament : India tour of New Zealand, 2020
Date : Friday, January 31, 2020
Time : 12:30 PM IST 7:00 AM GMT 8:00 PM LOCAL
Venue : Sky Stadium, Wellington
PITCH & CONDITION
Weather : The weather forecast for Wellington is good for match. There are 10% chances of rain and The temperature will around 20 degrees Celsius. We should expect a complete match.
Pitch : The pitches used in this stadium are drop-in decks and are batting friendly. Generally, the drop-in pitches have hard surfaces. The boundary size of the Stadium is not very large and a high-scoring contest might be on the cards.
India : We witnessed a classic T20 thriller in the previous match at Seddon Park in Hamilton. India gave a target of 179 runs while playing first and chasing them, New Zealand also scored 179 runs and the match was tied. India won the match in super over. Virat Kohli’s men have taken an unassailable lead of 3-0 in the five-match series.
In the last match Rohit Sharma played a brilliant innings of 65 from 40 balls in batting, while supporting him, Lokesh Rahul scored 27 runs, but he was expected to play a big innings, Shivam Dube came to bat number 3 and could only score 3 runs, Virat Kohli For a brief period, he contributed an innings and 38 runs, Shreyas Iyer scored 17, Manish Pandey scored 14 and Ravindra Jadeja scored 10 not out.
Ravindra Jadeja gave 23 runs in 4 overs and took a wicket, Yuzvendra Chahal also got a wicket, he gave 36 runs in 4 overs, Jasprit bumrah did not succeed in taking wickets and shardul thakur gave 21 runs in 3 overs. Took 2 wickets, over mohammed shami gave 32 runs in 4 overs and took 2 wickets and did the last over amazing.
The Indian skipper spoke in the post-match presentation that Washington Sundar and Navdeep Saini will get an opportunity in the next game. The off-spinner Sundar will probably ahead of Ravindra Jadeja. Either one of Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah will be rested or Shardul Thakur might be dropped to bring in the speedster Saini.
India Squad: Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul(w), Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Sanju Samson, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini
New Zealand : New Zealand had India on the mat and seemingly could not lose after needing just two runs from four deliveries. Everything crumbled after that as New Zealand ended up tying the match and then failing to defend 18 runs in the Super Over.
Martin Guptill scored 33 runs in the batting, while Colin Munro scored 26 runs, but Kane Williamson was out for 14 and Colin De Grandhomme’s bat was once again silent, Ross Taylor 18 and Tim Seifert batted for 33 runs.In bowling, team southee managed to take 2 wickets and got one wicket to ish sodhi, mitchell santner bowled well but could not take wicket.
kane williamson scored a good innings of 95 runs in 48 balls and Martin Guptill scored 31 runs in 21 balls, while Colin Munro scored 14, Mitchell Santner scored 9 runs and Colin De Grandhomme lost the wicket for 5 runs. ross taylor contributed 17 runs. In Boling, Hamish Bennett picked up 3 wickets for his amazing bowling and Mitchell Santner gave 37 runs in 4 overs and took one wicket, the same wicket was given to Colin De Grandhomme, Ish Sodhi bowled well and gave short runs.
Tom Bruce will replace Colin de Grandhomme in New Zealand’s squad for the next two matches.
New Zealand Squad: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Tom Bruce, Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert(w), Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett, Daryl Mitchell, Blair Tickner
INDIA played wonderfully in their last T20 outing to seal the series 3-0. INDIA now be aiming at a whitewash on the New Zealand tour.
India Should Win The Match
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