Blistering half-centuries from Shreyas Iyer (58 off 29) and KL Rahul (56 off 26 balls) aided India in chasing down a tough target of 204 with an over to spare, in the first T20I against New Zealand
When India take on New Zealand in the opening T20I at Auckland on Friday, it will be the first meeting between the sides since the World Cup 2019 semi-final at Manchester.
New Zealand won’t exactly go into the T20I series with the best of preparations. They were hammered 3-0 by Australia in the Tests. Players fell sick left, right, and center.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli hopes that the Indian team takes the learnings and positives from the home series against Australia into the New Zealand tour. India will be featuring in a full tour of New Zealand
A dominant India got the better of Australia by seven wickets at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru to clinch the three-match series 2-1 after being hammered in the opening ODI at Mumbai by 10 wickets. Man of the match Rohit Sharma notched up his 29th one-day hundred while skipper Virat Kohli contributed 89 from 91 balls as India chased down 287 with ease.
Having been battered at Mumbai, India fought back in comprehensive fashion at Rajkot to square the three-match ODI series against Australia 1-1.
After a four-year absence, cricket fans will get to see two T20 World Cups in the space of 12 months.
Following the completion of the IPL 2020 auctions last month, the cricket world waits with baited breath for the beginning of IPL 13, scheduled to begin this March.
Former India skipper MS Dhoni has not been given a BCCI central contact for 2019-20. Dhoni has not turned out for India since the team’s exit in the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup.
Having been handed a 10-wicket pasting in the first ODI at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, India faces a do-or-die encounter when they take on Australia