T20 World Cup: Pressure will increase on India as Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli fall cheaply to New Zealand

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NZ captain Kane Williamson bucks up Indian counterpart Virat Kohli after a cricket match. Photo: AFP
NZ captain Kane Williamson bucks up Indian counterpart Virat Kohli after a cricket match. Photo: AFP

DUBAI:  New Zealand made the Men in Blue nervous as they dismissed Indian skipper Virat Kohli quickly after eradicating each of India’s openers early within the recreation.

Rohit Sharma — who did not capitalise on a dropped likelihood to attain large — had joined the Indian openers within the pavilion as he was caught by Guptill off a Sodhi supply, shortly earlier than Kohli’s dismissal.

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 New Zealand captain Kane Williamson had received the toss and selected to let India bat first towards the Kiwis as we speak (Sunday) as the 2 sides locked horns through the T20 World Cup match on the Dubai International Stadium.

The Kiwis made one change from their opening loss to Pakistan with quick bowler Adam Milne coming in for Tim Seifert. Devon Conway will take over wicketkeeping duties.

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“We are going to bowl, dew factor at this time of the year,” Williamson mentioned on the toss. “Look forward to another challenge.”

India are coming off per week’s relaxation, and acquired stinging social media abuse after their 10-wicket defeat to rivals Pakistan on October 24.

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They have made two modifications to their workforce with batsman Ishan Kishan and all-rounder Shardul Thakur coming in for the injured Suryakumar Yadav, who has again spasms, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

“We would have bowled first as well. We need a solid start and to have wickets in hand,” skipper Virat Kohli mentioned.

“It´s ridiculous, we are playing twice in 10 days. The guys have recovered well. It´s another opportunity to come out and correct the mistakes.”

Teams

India: Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (capt), Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (capt), James Neesham, Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Trent Boult

Umpires: Marais Erasmus (RSA), Richard Kettleborough (ENG)

TV Umpire: Adrian Holdstock (RSA)

Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)

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