It was disappointing to see India lose yesterday’s T20I by one run against the underrated Kiwis from a clear position of victory. Interestingly India’s jinx against the Kiwis continues in this format of the game as they have lost all the four T20Is played till date.
Following the hard fought Test in Bangalore, India and New Zealand now head into the T20 format, with two games to play before both sides head to Sri Lanka for the World T20. In short, the next two matches will present these teams with their last chance of working out which XI works for them prior to the commencement of the format’s premier event.
Ross Taylor-led New Zealand weren’t expected to win the two-Test series against India by any stretch of the imagination. India were always expected to sail home, but genuine cricket fans must have hoped for New Zealand to put up a tough fight, so that the short series doesn’t end up being boring.