India and New Zealand go back to T20 drawing board

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India and New Zealand go back to T20 drawing board

The Indian and New Zealand cricket teams recently came together for the T20 series, and after the series ended with both teams sharing the games with

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The Indian and New Zealand cricket teams recently came together for the T20 series, and after the series ended with both teams sharing the games with two each and one match abandoned, the duo had to go back to the drawing board.

The 3-match T20 series began in Hamilton on January 24, where the Indians won by 6 runs in a close match. The next match in Auckland was a dramatic game as well, where the batsmen from both sides played aggressively, and the game ended in a close tie. However, instead of the super over being used to decide the winner, the game had to be abandoned due to rain.

The final match took place in Mt. Maunganui where, after some close and thrilling moments, the New Zealanders emerged as the winner. Taking all of the matches into consideration, both teams ended up splitting the series with two wins each.

After the conclusion of the series, experts and cricket fans from both countries had to rethink the strategy that was used by the two sides in setting up the team. Both teams tried to find the perfect combination for their team, but were unable to get that right and ended up making a few crucial tactical mistakes.

In the end, both teams have to go back to the drawing board and look at the way their players are performing and their tactics against other teams to make sure they come up with the best possible combination. With the T20 World Cup scheduled to be held later this year, both teams would need to analyze their mistakes and work on their weaknesses to ensure that they put up a good performance in the international stage.

Thus, we can say that the recent T20 series between India and New Zealand gave both sides some valuable lessons as they look to take their game to the next level and to be successful in all forms of cricket.

India and New Zealand go back to T20 Drawing Board

India and New Zealand are two of the top sides in international Twenty 20 (T20) cricket and they have been involved in some of the most fiercely fought encounters in the three-year history of the format. But the last two T20 clashes between the sides have gone to New Zealand, with the recent five-match series ending in a 5-0 whitewash for the Kiwis.

The result has disappointed and surprised many cricket analysts who believe both teams have the quality and resources to put up a much better show. There have been calls for an overhaul of the strategies and tactics employed in the series and both teams must now go back to the drawing board to find the way forward.

What went wrong for India?

India, who are the number one ranked T20 side in the world, were outplayed in all aspects of the game during the New Zealand series. This was despite boasting a strong batting lineup and world class bowlers. The lack of performance can be attributed to several factors, including:

  • Inconsistent top order performance: India’s top order failed to Post big totals and put pressure on the Kiwis. This has been an important part of their success in the past and their failure to do so cost them heavily in New Zealand.
  • Inability to take wickets in the death overs: With much of the batting now focused on the last few overs of an inning, it is important that teams can take wickets at the death. India’s bowlers struggled to do this and gave away too many runs in the death overs.
  • Poor fielding: India have always prided themselves on their fielding, but it was not up to scratch in the recent series. Too many simple catches were dropped and as a result, New Zealand were able to score easily and put India under pressure.

What can India do better?

India need to make some changes if they are to return to winning ways in the format. They must work on their top order batting and ensure that all their batsmen are consistent in making big scores. They also need to improve their Death bowling and their fielding, two aspects that were exposed by New Zealand in the series.

Finally, India need to work on their strategies and tactics and make sure they are better prepared for future T20 encounters. There is no doubt that India have the talent and the resources to compete with any team in the world and if they can address the issues mentioned above, then they should be able to bounce back stronger.

Conclusion

India and New Zealand have some of the best players in the world and the recent series between them has highlighted the need for both sides to go back to the drawing board and make changes to their strategies and tactics. India will need to work on their top order batting, death bowling, fielding and strategies if they are to return to winning ways in T20 cricket.

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