After India clinched a narrow win over Australia in their first warm-up game for the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup, the Men in Blue meet New Zealand on Wednesday in the last pre-tournament warm-up game. (More cricket news)
The New Zealand-India encounter will be streamed live in India on Star Sports Network channels from 13:30 IST. Find the New Zealand vs India scorecard HERE and the ball-by-ball commentary HERE.
Against Australia, Mohammad Shami allayed fitness worries with a sensational 20th over as the Indian speedster conceded three wickets to earn a six-run win over the hosts. Shami, who last played a T20I in November 2021, has been called up to the squad to replace the injured Jasprit Bumrah.
However, concerns about India’s bowling remain ahead of the tournament opener against Pakistan on October 23. On the batting front, KL Rahul (57/33) and Suryakumar Yadav (50/33) batted an entertaining half-century to continue their strong form.
The Indian batsmen enjoyed the pace and leap of the wicket in Gabba, particularly Rahul, who scored the majority of the runs on the power play and took his team to 69 without a loss. Rahul, whose batting average has been questioned in the past, appeared to be back at his best after an injury layoff.
Apart from Hardik Pandya (2), who was outplayed by a slower ball from Kane Richardson, all of the Indian batsmen spent some valuable time up the middle against Australia. Virat Kohli, who scored 19 goals from 13, had a great day in the field against Australia.
He first put on a stunning run to sack the hard-hitting Tim David before making a brilliant one-hander at the long-on limit to send Pat Cummins back. On the other hand, New Zealand were thwarted by the South African bowling attack and went all out with a 98 in the warm-up game.
Aside from Martin Guptill, Glenn Phillips and Michael Bracewell, none of the Kiwi batters were able to post double digits in Brisbane on Monday. South Africa needed just 11.2 overs to reach the goal, losing a wicket in the process.
When and where to watch New Zealand vs India, ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Warm-Up Game Live?
Start Sports Network has the broadcasting rights for the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup. Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu and Star Sports 1 Kannada will go live broadcast the game New Zealand vs. India. Australia vs India live streaming will be available from 1:30pm IST on Disney+ Hotstar.
India: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (Vice Captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (Goalkeeper), Dinesh Karthik (Goalkeeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, and Mohammed Shami.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Finn Allen (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Trent bult