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

The second T20 is here. The home team won the first T20 by 53 runs. They lead the series 1-0. That is quite a margin indeed. Facing a target of 202, NZ could manage only 149 in twenty overs. It was a clinical performance by the Indians. Ashish Nehra is throwing in the towel. He is someone I intend to talk about later. Shikhar Dhawan won the man of the match - for his 52 ball 80 runs. He was dropped on 8. M Santer did not sleep that night, I am sure of it. I couldn’t if I dropped a batsmen that went on to hit so many runs. Rohit Sharma also hit the same 80 runs by the way. But in 55 deliveries. Funny that he was dropped too. By Tim Southee. That makes two sleepless NZ players. Not like Indian players did not drop any catches. But all that is gone in the wind because .. well … India did win the match after all. Yes? So all is forgiven. Well hope for better fielding.
Shreyas Iyer made his T20 debut with this match.


Match
India vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I Match
Date
Saturday, 04-November-2017,
Venue
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot ( 7:00 PM )
Weather Forecast
Sunny and Clear


New Zealand Cricket Team
Martin Guptil, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Tom Bruce, Matt Henry, Colin de Grandhomme, Henry Nicholls, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Glenn Philips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee and Ish Sodhi
Indian Cricket Team
Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, MS Dhoni, Manish Pandey, Lokesh Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Siraj.
Nehra is out of the match. He should get a nice little farewell. He has been with us for a while now. Tom Latham has a lot of skills to still show. So does Martin Guptill. Bhuvneshwar Kumar does look like he can handle these two batsmen though.
My lineup
Batsmen
Virat Kohli
Martin Guptill
Shikhar Dhawan
Rohit Sharma
Bowlers
Tim Southee
Jasprit Bumrah
Trent Boult
B Kumar
All-Rounder
Axar Patel
Wicket-Keepers
Tom Latham
MS Dhoni


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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