New Zealand team led by Tim Southee, who is captaining New Zealand in place of Kane Williamson, has lost the T20 series against India. Saudis have blamed the tight cricket schedule for this and have expressed concern over it. After losing the second T20 match to India on Friday, Saudi said, “It is difficult. You can train with a wet ball. We haven’t trained much for this series, which was right after the T20 World Cup final. For us in this series there is only match, travel day, then match, travel day and again match.
It is noteworthy that the Kiwis performed brilliantly in the second and deciding match, but the impressive bowling of Ravichandran Ashwin and T20 debutant Harshal Patel made India come back. On the other hand, New Zealand bowlers were seen struggling with more dew. Bowlers like Trent Boult, Mitchell Santner and Adam Milne failed to take wickets. The Saudis, however, did not attribute the victory or defeat to the dew.
He said, “It was present in both the innings of the match. There was dew in the warm-up too. It was a factor for both the teams, though it escalated a bit later and we knew it was going to happen. With not much training, I think we have to find a way out.