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Team India defeated New Zealand by 5 wickets in the first T20 match played on Wednesday to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. In the match, the Kiwi team had given a target of 165 runs to India, which Rohit and Company achieved at the loss of 5 wickets with two balls to spare in the last over. R Ashwin 2/23 in bowling and Suryakumar Yadav (62) in batting were the heroes of India’s victory. Click here to read IND vs NZ match report
Veteran commentator Sushil Doshi said in Bhaskar Cricket Podcast that Team India has again shown why we are called lions in our house. As soon as India started playing on the home grounds, the batsmen of the team were seen in their natural game. Also, the confidence in all the players of the team could be seen. The bowlers of the team were also seen in good rhythm.
Ravichandran Ashwin, who took two wickets in the match, was praised by Sushil Doshi. Whenever Ashwin gets a chance, he proves his worth. His off-spin and carrom ball still remains an enigma for the batsmen. He adds so much variety to his bowling that he takes wickets even on a pitch that doesn’t help. Can’t keep such a bowler out. He was dropped in the opening matches of the World Cup as well, which was unfortunate.
Chahal should get a chance
Yuzvendra Chahal was kept out of playing XI in this match. On this, Doshi said, the role of leg-spinners was important in the World Cup, but Team India did not include them in the team itself. But on Indian soil, Chahal should get a chance. The fast bowlers of the Indian team are no longer seen in the rhythm in which they were seen earlier, so once again the spinners should be discussed.