The first match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is being played between New Zealand and Scotland today. An interesting incident happened during this match. During New Zealand’s batting, Scottish wicketkeeper Matthew Cross told his fellow bowler Chris Greaves that the whole of India is standing with you. This conversation of Matthew Cross was recorded in the mic stump. Significantly, India has lost two of its opening matches in the T20 World Cup. Today Afghanistan’s match is with India and India will have to win this match at any cost so that the hopes of reaching the semi-finals remain alive.
The eyes of Indian cricket fans are fixed on the match being played between New Zealand and Scotland. If Scotland wins this match, then the chances of Team India will definitely increase. Kohli-led Team India can beat New Zealand if they beat Afghanistan, Scotland and Namibia, but for this, the Kane Williamson-led Kiwi T will have to first defeat Afghanistan and Scotland.
Today Team India will face Afghanistan at Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. After this, they have to play Scotland on 5 November and Namibia on 8 November. Talking about the match being played between New Zealand and Scotland, after losing the toss at the Dubai International Stadium, New Zealand scored 172 for five, thanks to Martin Guptill’s brilliant 93-run knock. Shafyan Sharif and Brady Wheel got two wickets each for Scotland.