There is bad news for the New Zealand team before the match against India. Veteran Kiwi opener Martin Guptill is in doubt for his Super 12 match against India on Sunday after he injured his toe during the match against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup. Haris Rauf was hit in the toe of Guptill. Pakistan defeated New Zealand by five wickets on Tuesday night.
New Zealand head coach Gary Stead said Guptill was not feeling comfortable after the match, who scored 17 off 20 balls. Stead told reporters after the match, “Guptill looked a bit uncomfortable after the match and the next 24 to 48 hours would be the deciding factor.” We will see how much rest he got at night. He looked a bit upset after the match ended and it may take 24 to 48 hours to see how his condition is. If Guptill does not play in the match against India, it will be a setback for the New Zealand team as their fast bowler Lockie Ferguson was ruled out before the match against Pakistan due to a calf muscle injury.
New Zealand included Adam Milne in place of Ferguson. Pakistan are at the top of the points table after winning the opening two matches of Group II of Super 12 and Stead believes Sunday’s match against India will be enough for the team if New Zealand are to qualify for the semi-finals. will be important. “You will see that Pakistan is now a strong contender as the top team in our group and the rest of us are fighting for the next spot which will make the match against India very important,” the coach said. If we beat India then we will definitely get ourselves back on track.