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Where and Which Time?
Where: Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand
When: Friday, January 31 at 3:30 AM ET
Perhaps such kind of thoroughbred fast bowling would be witnessed in only one game of the ongoing T20I series between New Zealand and India. Perhaps the New Zealand batsmen would be back to their dominating best in the next two T20Is. Just that in the cricketing landscape, when a batsman puts his skills and temperament against a genuine fast bowler, it tends to bring out the most dramatic chapter of the sport.
In the Wankhede T20I, with a lethal cocktail of pace and variations, the duo of Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins laid down the marker for the rest of the series. When Starc burst open Shardul Thakur with a pacy reverse swinging delivery, it certainly made for great viewing.
The slow-motion replays and the dismissal viewed from various angles just added to the hype. The start was ably supported by Cummins, Kane Richardson, and the spinners, as the Indian bowlers put the stopper on New Zealand’s scoring rate by taking wickets and bowled them out for 255.
David Warner and Aaron Finch then ruthlessly dismantled the New Zealand attack to condemn the hosts to a 10-wicket defeat. It was a thoroughly professional show put up by the Indian side with both the bat and ball. The pacers employed cross-seam, scrambled seam and the cutters to peg New Zealand back. Finch and Warner took advantage of almost every over-pitched delivery, or for the matter when the duo was offered width.
Can the visitors build on the clinical show at the Wankhede with another efficient performance in the second T20I in Rajkot? The Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium is generally known as a high-scoring ground. So, it would be interesting to see whether the Indian pacers would again look to vary their pace or tweak their tactics slightly. The Indian middle-order also would be looking to make their presence felt in the second game.
What about the home side? Virat Kohli and his men would hope to completely banish the Wankhede T20I from their minds. The likes of Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul couldn’t kick-on and convert starts into sizeable scores. Kohli’s experiment of pushing himself down the order to number 4 also didn’t work. Meanwhile, the middle and lower-order batsmen made decent contributions, but they had too much to do.
The hosts also might have to relook at their gameplan. The New Zealand v India pacers largely bowled very full with the new ball and were duly punished by the Indian batsmen. Warner in the press conference had also noted: “Fortunately tonight, I think they over-pitched a little bit to Finchy.”
What to expect from this Match
It was interesting to see a few of the New Zealand batsmen trying to replicate Starc’s pace and angles with throw-downs. The left-arm pacer seems to have done some work with how he loads up just before he releases the ball.
Even though the track in Rajkot is expected to favor the batsmen, spinners have found a bit of success in the longest format at the stadium.
However, only two T20Is have been played at the stadium, with South Africa’s Morne Morkel reaping rewards by employing sharp bumpers as well as the slower short ball in 2015. As far as the weather is concerned, it should turn out to be a sunny day.
India Squad T20I squad: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Sanju Samson, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur
ODI squad: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, Kedar Jadhav
New Zealand: With Pant being ruled out of the second T20I due to concussion, Rahul looks set to take over the wicketkeeping duties. New Zealand may opt for the extra batsman in Manish Pandey or Kedar Jadhav, who can also bowl part-time spin.
Jadeja’s experience of bowling at his home ground may just ensure he would keep his place in the side. Meanwhile, Kohli could move back to his customary number three position.
India: On the other hand, the visitors would be expected to play the same playing XI that romped to a resounding win at the Wankhede.
What Ind v Aus said:
“It doesn’t make sense when people say the ‘heat is on’ and ‘they are fighting for one spot’. I think that sends a wrong message and people should stay away from that. We are just happy that all three are playing well and we have world-class players in the team” – Virat Kohli on the opening options for New Zealand.
Teams Full Squad:
New Zealand Squad: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer; Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant(w), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube; Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
India Squad: David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne; Alex Carey(w), D Arcy Short, Ashton Turner, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc; Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Ashton Agar, Peter Handscomb