Ravi Shastri backs Hardik Pandya to succeed Rohit Sharma as captain in T20Is, Bhuvneshwar Kumar on the cusp of creating a world record in the shortest format of the game. Zaheer Khan has backed young paceman Umran Malik. First T20I between India and New Zealand was abandoned due to rain.
Ravi Shastri backs Hardik Pandya to succeed Rohit Sharma as captain in T20Is
Former India’s head coach Ravi Shastri has backed Hardik Pandya to succeed Rohit Sharma as skipper in the shortest format of the game. Shastri’s comments came after India’s shocking exit from the T20 World Cup 2022.
India were humiliated by England in the semi-final as they were beaten by England by 10 wickets. Shastri feels Hardik Pandya can be a good captaincy material for India. Under Hardik’s captaincy, Gujarat Titans won the title in the debut season.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar on the cusp of creating a world record in T20Is
India’s veteran paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar is on the verge of accomplishing a world record in T20Is. He is only four wickets away from bagging most T20I wickets in a calendar year. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is part of the team for the T20I series against New Zealand. It is also worth mentioning here that Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the most economical bowler for India in the T20 WC 2022 in Australia.
Zaheer Khan backs young paceman Umran Malik
Former Indian paceman Zaheer Khan has backed young fast bowler Umran Malik to come good in the T20I series against New Zealand. The fast bowler took as many as 22 wickets in 14 games. Moreover, he was named the Emerging Player of the last season of the IPL.
First T20I between India and New Zealand abandoned
The T20I opener between India and New Zealand was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain at Sky Stadium in Wellington. Yes, the rain played spoilsport ahead of the game. The toss was delayed due to rain and eventually, the rain never gave up as the match was abandoned.