If India has to win the match against New Zealand, then 3 major changes will have to be made in the playing XI. This match will be of ‘do or die’ for India. If Team India is defeated in this match too, then it may face the danger of being out of the tournament.
- India-New Zealand match today
- Both the teams have lost 1-1 match to Pakistan
- 3 major changes to be made in the playing XI
Dubai: T20 World Cup 2021 did not start well for India. In the very first match, Team India had to face defeat by 10 wickets at the hands of Pakistan. Today India’s match is against New Zealand. If India has to win the match against New Zealand, then 3 major changes will have to be made in the playing XI. This match will be of ‘do or die’ for India. If Team India is defeated in this match too, then it may face the danger of being out of the tournament. There can be 3 major changes in Team India’s playing XI against New Zealand. Suryakumar Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Varun Chakraborty’s place are in danger in Team India’s playing XI. There can be 3 major changes in Team India’s playing XI in the match against New Zealand, which is as follows.
1. Shardul Thakur
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has not been able to bowl well for some time now. Bhuvneshwar Kumar could not do anything special in the match against Pakistan. In such a situation, Shardul Thakur can be given a chance in his place to balance the team. Shardul Thakur is an expert in showing wonders with the ball and the bat. Shardul Thakur has won the trust of the selectors with his excellent performance in IPL 2021. He played 16 matches for Chennai Super Kings (CSK), in which he has taken 21 wickets at an average of 25.09 and an economy rate of 8.80. His best bowling figure was 3/28. With the presence of Shardul, the lower order will get stronger. Talking about the performance of Shardul in the last 2 years, he was the highest wicket-taker fast bowler. He took 23 wickets in 14 innings.
2. Ishaan Kishan
Suryakumar Yadav is proving to be a burden for Team India. The flop show of this player has been going on for a long time, due to the poor form of this player, India has to face defeat for the first time in the T20 World Cup match against Pakistan. Suryakumar Yadav was given a chance in this match at an important batting position like No. 4, but he broke the trust and got out after scoring 11 runs. Now it seems that Virat Kohli might not give a chance to Suryakumar Yadav in the entire T20 World Cup tournament. In place of Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan has claimed a place in Team India’s playing XI with his quick batting. If Ishan Kishan plays, he can be sent to open with Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul can be shifted to number four from the opening.
3. R Ashwin
Varun Chakraborty was included in the playing XI in place of Ashwin in the match against Pakistan, but this decision of captain Virat Kohli proved to be wrong. Varun Chakraborty had conceded 33 runs in the bowling of 4 overs in this match and did not get a single wicket. Today in the match against New Zealand, Varun Chakraborty can be discharged and R Ashwin can get a chance. Former Pakistan opening batsman Salman Butt made fun of Varun Chakraborty. Butt had said on his YouTube channel, ‘Varun Chakraborty may be a mystery bowler, but he is no surprise to us. Every kid bowls like this in the streets of Pakistan, where bowlers try finger tricks and different variations with the ball.