- Saiman Das
IND vs NZ: In the opening T20I, the 23-year-old spin bowling all-rounder Washington Sundar of the Indian National Cricket Team took a completely unbelievable catch to get rid of the 28-year-old New Zealand National Cricket Team hitter Mark Chapman.
The first T20I tournament of the three-match series between the Mitchell Santner-captained New Zealand National Cricket Team. And the Hardik Pandya-led India National Cricket Team will take place at Ranchi’s JSCA International Arena on Friday, January 27.
If either Axar Patel or Ravindra Jadeja hadn’t taken a personal break, Washington may have not participated in this match. While they were away, Washington displayed some of his skills in Ranchi on a difficult surface.
Washington Sundar was sent in to throw the fifth over of the innings when he was hit for a six on the first ball. The powerful opener Finn Allen was then dismissed by him on the very next ball, which marked a fantastic turnaround.
Allen hit four fours and two sixes in his 35 run off of 23 balls. The following three deliveries Sundar delivered were excellent, and New Zealander Chapman’s performance against the Indian spin bowler was embarrassing.
Washington Sundar struck Chapman straight on the off-stump with a slow, good-length ball on the last pitch of the over. The Kiwi hitter moved forward in protection but was helpless to stop it.
Sundar made a spectacular one-handed catch while diving the entire length to his side. As the ball was headed toward the non-end. striker’s
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In advance of the match, the India National Cricket Team decided to bowl first when the coin came up in their favor. Yuzvendra Chahal was chosen over Kuldeep Yadav, as Prithvi Shaw was not able to reach the starting XI.
Tom Latham and Henry Nicholls were substituted by Mark Chapman and Ish Sodhi, respectively. At the start Xi of the New Zealand National Cricket Team.
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As India utilized 4 bowlers in the first six overs, Hardik Pandya, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Hooda, and Sundar the BlackCaps. They were batting first and put 47/2 on the scoreboard during the powerplay.
In T20Is, Sundar has now taken 15 wickets during the powerplay, which is the second-highest total of any Indian spinner. Only Ravichandran Ashwin, who has 17 wickets under his belt, has more than Sundar.
Washington has two more opportunities in the shorter format against New Zealand to advance his white-ball argument. But he may still be required to make way for Axar or Jadeja when they resume the domestic ODI series against Australia.
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