IND vs NZ: Will Umran Malik be dropped in the second ODI as well? Know who has made it difficult


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The second ODI between India and New Zealand will be held on 21 January.
Team India has maintained a 1-0 lead in the ODI series.

New Delhi. The series between India and New Zealand (India vs New Zealand) started in a great way. On January 18, there was a close fight between the two teams. But in the end Team India won by 12 runs. However, due to the poor start of the Kiwi team, the match seemed one-sided, then came the storm of Michael Bracewell. This number eight batsman of the guests had accelerated the heartbeat of India. Former Indian veteran Wasim Jaffer has discussed this issue in depth.

Actually, thanks to the double century of India’s opener Shubman Gill, Team India scored a huge score of 349 runs in front of the guests. At the same time, the hosts dominated the bowling as well. But Michael Bracewell, who came to bat at number eight, took the bowlers on remand. Amidst the fall of wickets, he played a blistering inning of 140 runs in just 78 balls, which included 12 fours and 10 sixes. But Shardul, who came to bowl, put a brake on his stormy innings and played an important role in the team’s victory. Wasim Jaffer spoke openly on this issue and told that Shardul is very important for this series.

Shardul is essential for Team India – Wasim Jaffer

During a conversation with ESPN Cricinfo, Wasim Jaffer said, ‘Shardul Thakur is very important for Team India. With his presence, the team has batting till number eight. If Umran Malik comes back, he will not come in place of Shardul. In the last ODI, Shardul took two important wickets in his name. He bowled a brilliant yorker and dismissed Michael Bracewell. In the next match as well, it is very important for him to play both in terms of batting and bowling.

Chief selector lashed out at Sarfaraz, said – when Amol Majumdar did not get a chance after scoring more than 11,000 runs…

Rohit Sharma’s century hasn’t come for a long time

The former veteran also talked about Indian captain Rohit Sharma. He said, ‘We have not got to see a century from Rohit Sharma for a long time. But now they have to take responsibility. However, he is batting well. Suryakumar Yadav also has opportunities which he should take advantage of.

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