India vs New Zealand 1st T20I Highlights – Nov 17 2021

India vs New Zealand Highlights Today, Wednesday 17-11-2021. 1st T20I (N), New Zealand tour of India, from Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. The home team India just returned to their country, just after a very sad performance in the T20 World Cup’s first two matches. Also the captain of the Indian team Virat Kohli took retirement from the T20I format, Rohit Sharma will be leading the Indian cricket team from today’s match. It could be a huge relief for Virat Kohli.

The New Zealand team’s performance in the T20 world cup was remarkable. They have played the Final against the Australian team which they have lost but reaching the World Cup Final was a big achievement for them. Both teams made a lot of changes today.

Rohit Sharma won the toss, NZ will Bat first.

India team: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 KL Rahul, 3 Suryakumar Yadav, 4 Shreyas Iyer, 5 Rishabh Pant (wk), 6 Venkatesh Iyer, 7 Axar Patel, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Mohammed Siraj, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal.
New Zealand team: 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Daryl Mitchell, 3 Glenn Phillips, 4 Mark Chapman, 5 Tim Seifert (wk), 6 Rachin Ravindra, 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Tim Southee (capt), 9 Todd Astle, 10 Lockie Ferguson, 11 Trent Boult.

Form guide
(last five completed matches, most recent first)
India: WWWLL
New Zealand: LWWWW

Match Timings: 13:30 GMT | 19:00 Local
Umpires – KN Ananthapadmanabhan, Virender Sharma
TV Umpire – Anil Chaudhary
Match Referee – Manu Nayyar
Reserve Umpire – Jayaraman Madanagopal
Match number – T20I no. 1434

Post Match Presentation.

Tim Southee:

“You want to come out on the right side of close ones, Mark Chapman the way he played was very pleasing, but a game of fine margins. The way we started with the ball wasn’t what we wanted, did well to claw it back in the middle, took it deep and to the last over was positive. We set higher expectations so a bit off with the field, been v v good at it in the last few matches. Tough that we’d used our resources, but Daryl does his scouting and always wants to bowl. We probably didn’t leave him enough runs.”

Rohit Sharma:

“It didn’t come as easy as we expected, so great learning for the guys, to understand what needs to be done, not about power-hitting all the time. As a captain and a team, happy that those guys finished the game off. It was a good game for us, missing a few players, the opportunity for other guys to show their ability. At one stage it was looking like 180-plus so a great effort from a complete bowling performance. Suryakumar Yadav is a very important player for us in the middle, plays spin well. My dismissal… Trent Boult knows my weakness, I know his strength. When I am captaining him I always tell him to bluff and that’s what he did. Happy with the win, first win, always nice.”

The Player of the Match is Suryakumar Yadav:

“I’ve been doing nothing different, I try to bat the same way in the nets and replicate the same in the game. I put a lot of pressure on myself in the nets, if I get out I go into the dressing room and think what better I could have done. The ball was coming on nicely to the bat, came on a bit slow later, but happy to be on the winning side.” On Boult’s dropped catch: “It’s my wife’s birthday, a perfect gift from him.”

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