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Editor's Pick (T20): India - New Zealand

The ODI series of three matches was really fun. Close finish. Big numbers on the board. There are gonna be more people expecting more excitement from the T20 matches that begin tomorrow - 1st November 2017.And why not?


A little bit of trivia. Did you know that the first T20 match was played on June 13th, 2003? Introduced in England and Wales, it was played between the two English Countries. The first international match was played by women. Yup you read that right. England and New Zealand Women. By men later in 2005. India’s first ICC World T20 was in 2016.
Fun facts - Pakistan is the first and only team to have played 100 T20 international cricket matches. Wonder how that happened. India has played 72 and won 44 of them. Most sixes in an innings is by Netherlands. Yup that’s right.
Virat Kohli holds the record of most runs in a calendar year with 536 runs in 11 innings. This happened in 2016. He also holds the record for most fifties in his career. Yay Kohli.


Coming to tomorrow’s match. India take on New Zealand in this shortest form of cricket.
News: Ross Taylor returns to the team after a 19 month exile. India has never beaten the Kiwis in T20s. Time to change that record eh? Come on Kohli and team. They have played five times so far.
The match takes place in Feroz Shah Kotla Grounds, New Delhi. A lot of exciting things have happened here in the past. The first thing that comes to my mind - 7th Feb 1999. Kumble captured all 10 Pakistan Wickets in one innings of a test match. This was back in the time when the big guns Saeed Anwar and Shahid Afridi, Inzamam Ul Haq and Moin Khan, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, all played. Cricket in the 1990s was really something. I am getting nostalgic here.


Ok seriously back to tomorrow’s match. Kotla’s highest T20 score is 171. Lowest is 120. Second oldest ground after Kolkata’s Eden.
New Zealand  Squad: Ross Taylor, Tim Southee, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (c), Tom Milnes, Colin de Grandhomme, Trent Boult, Tom Latham (wk), Mitchell Santner
India Squad: Virat Kohli(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Mohammed Siraj


Batsmen
Virat Kohli
Dinesh Karthik
Shikar Dhawan
Rohit Sharma
Kane Williamson
Ross Taylor
Bowlers
Trent Boult
B Kumar
Adam Milne
All-Rounder
Mitchell Santner
Wicket-Keeper
MS Dhoni


Alternate lineup
Batsmen
Virat Kohli
Martin Guptill
Kane Williamson
Shikhar Dhawan
Bowlers
Kuldeep Yadav
Trent Boult
Ashish Nehra
Jasprit Bumrah
All-Rounders
Colin De Grandhomme
Hardik Pandya
Wicket-Keeper
Tom Latham


I would like Chahal in my team. What do you think?
Indu
P.S. Please note that the above-expressed opinions are purely the Editor’s. We do not take responsibility, nor can we guarantee the performance of the players. All the best !!!

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