The Indian team has been announced for the three T20 International series to be played between India and New Zealand. The BCCI selectors on Tuesday announced a 16-member squad for this series to be played against the Kiwi team. In which Venkatesh Iyer, who rocked the IPL, also got a place.
Malinga’s Record on Target of Tim Southee
When New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee takes to the field against England today, Lasith Malinga’s record will be his target. He needs two wickets to break Malinga’s record. Former Sri Lankan world-winning captain Malinga took 107 wickets in T20 International cricket. At the same time, Team Saudi has registered 106 wickets in its name so far.
England’s Problem and Strength in Bowling
In bowling, the team’s concern has increased after English pacer Tymal Mills was ruled out of the tournament due to a thigh injury. Mills was doing well in the death overs. This would be an area that the opposing team would like to take advantage of. Mark Wood has speed. But there is no such variety as Mills. He was the most expensive bowler against South Africa. England, however, will try to forget that defeat and start afresh. The role of spinners Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid will be crucial.
Guptill Can Break Kohli’s Record
New Zealand opener Martin Guptill can create new history in the semi-final match against England. In this match, he can break the record of Team India captain Virat Kohli, who scored the most runs in T20 Internationals. Guptill needs 113 runs to break Kohli’s record. Team India’s captain Virat has scored the highest 3227 runs in T20 Internationals. Whereas, Martin Guptill has 3115 runs in his name.
One Batsman Also Present
New Zealand’s batsmen have also made an impact so far. Opener Martin Guptill has scored the most runs for his side while his partner Daryl Mitchell has been in very good form. Captain Kane Williamson is their dependable batsman and he would like to make a significant contribution in the semi-finals. The pitch in Abu Dhabi has been favorable for batting and big scores can be made in this match.