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It was disappointing to see India lose yesterday’s T20I by one run against the underrated Kiwis from a clear position of victory. Interestingly India’s jinx against the Kiwis continues in this format of the game as they have lost all the four T20Is played till date.

A sluggish innings of 22* from 23 balls from Skipper MS Dhoni made a complete mess of what could have been an easy run chase in the second and final T20I at Chennai.

Yuvraj Singh’s much hyped return to international cricket proved to be a damp squib literally, with rain washing out the first T20 in Hyderabad. Now, India and New Zealand hope to clash in Chennai.

The first T20I at Vizag has been abandoned without a single ball bowled due to a heavy downpour. The teams now move to Chennai for the second and final T20I which is to be played on Tuesday.

Following the hard fought Test in Bangalore, India and New Zealand now head into the T20 format, with two games to play before both sides head to Sri Lanka for the World T20. In short, the next two matches will present these teams with their last chance of working out which XI works for them prior to the commencement of the format’s premier event.

The T20 series between India and New Zealand that begins of Saturday will mark Yuvraj Singh’s return to international cricket following his inspirational battle with cancer.

Ross Taylor-led New Zealand weren’t expected to win the two-Test series against India by any stretch of the imagination. India were always expected to sail home, but genuine cricket fans must have hoped for New Zealand to put up a tough fight, so that the short series doesn’t end up being boring.

The Indian and New Zealand teams have arrived in the Steel City of Vizag for the 1st T20I on Wednesday. The two teams arrived here in a special chartered flight from Bangalore.

India’s 2-0 triumph over New Zealand was least surprising. However, the manner in which victory was attained was in part satisfying, but in a way also disappointing.