India vs New Zealand T20 series: The T20 series between India and New Zealand is starting from November 17. There will be a total of 3 matches in the series. Rohit Sharma has been made the new T20 captain. The performance of the team was not good in the T20 World Cup 2021. In such a situation, all eyes are on this series.
Hi. Welcome to the Weekly Sports Bulletin of News18 Hindi Podcast. I am Naveen Srivastava. Australia has won the T20 World Cup title for the first time. Australia defeated New Zealand by 8 wickets in the title match. Australia also became the sixth country to win the T20 World Cup with the new world champion of the T20 format. In this way, Australia has also been able to end the title drought of its T20 World Cup which has been going on for the last 14 years. On the other hand, New Zealand has been defeated in the final match of the ICC tournament for the third time in 6 years. New Zealand had earlier lost to Australia in the final of the 2015 ODI World Cup and to England in the final of the 2019 ODI World Cup.
Before Australia, India in 2007, Pakistan in 2009, England in 2010, West Indies in 2012, Sri Lanka in 2014 and West Indies in 2016 have won the T20 World Cup. In the title match played in Dubai, when Australia got the target of 173 runs to win, then hardly anyone would have expected that this match would remain one-sided and the Kangaroo team would easily achieve the target by losing just 2 wickets. For this, the praise of Mitchell Marsh and David Warner is less. Marsh played a match winning innings of 77 not out off 50 balls with the help of 6 fours and 4 sixes. David Warner scored 53 runs from just 38 balls.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam remained on top in terms of scoring the most runs in the T20 World Cup. Babar scored 303 runs in 6 matches. He was also the only batsman to score more than 300 runs in this World Cup. David Warner was at number two. Warner scored 289 runs. Among the bowlers, Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga won and he took the most 16 wickets in 8 matches. Australia’s spin bowler Adam Zampa finished second with 13 wickets.
After the ICC T20 World Cup, the T20 and Test series between New Zealand and India is going to start. This series will start from November 17. Rohit Sharma has been formally named as the new captain of the Indian team for the three-match T20I series against New Zealand, replacing Virat Kohli. Apart from Virat Kohli, who left the captaincy of the Indian T20 team, senior players like Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami have been rested for the series starting from November 17 in Jaipur. Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane will lead the team in the first Test between New Zealand and India, with Kohli returning as captain in the second match.
This series is likely to be very exciting considering the great performance of the New Zealand team. After the disappointing performance of the Indian team in the World Cup, many changes have been made in the team. Many senior players of the team have been rested in the T20 series. Rituraj Gaikwad, the highest run-scorer in IPL 2021 and the highest wicket-taker Harshal Patel have also been included in Team India’s 16-member team. Hardik Pandya has not got a place from the team after his disappointing performance in the T20 World Cup. At the same time, Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammad Siraj have returned.
The first match of the three-match T20 series will be held in Jaipur on November 17, the second in Ranchi on November 19 and the third T20 match in Kolkata on November 21. The first Test of the two-Test series will be played in Kanpur from November 25 and the second in Mumbai from December 3. A large number of spectators are expected in the first T20 International match between India and New Zealand to be held in Jaipur on November 17. In view of this, the Rajasthan Cricket Association has not imposed any restriction on the entry of spectators who have taken the first dose of Kovid-19 vaccine. However, those who have not received the first vaccine for Kovid-19, will have to bring a negative report of Corona, which should not be more than 48 hours old from the start of the match.
Vidarbha bowler Akshay Karnevar has created a new history in T20 cricket. Akshay has become the first bowler in the world to not give a single run in 4 overs in T20. All-rounder Akshay achieved this feat in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy tournament. He gave a single run in 4 overs while bowling in the match played against Manipur. Akshay also took 2 wickets.
And now some brief sports news
Defending champions France defeated Kazakhstan 8-0 to qualify for next year’s FIFA World Cup. Along with France, Belgium also secured its ticket by defeating Estonia.
India’s star tennis player Sania Mirza celebrated her 35th birthday on Monday. Sania, who won the Australian Open title in 2009 in mixed doubles with Mahesh Bhupathi, has so far won six Grand Slam titles in her career. Sania along with Martina Hingis created new history by winning three consecutive titles.
Sania has been honored with the Arjuna Award in the year 2004, the Padma Shri in 2006, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2015 and the Padma Bhushan in 2016. Sania, who won a silver medal in the women’s singles in the Commonwealth Games 2010 and won eight medals in the Asian Games, is sorry that she has not won any medal in the Olympics so far.
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