India faces New Zealand in World T20 opener today
NAGPUR (92 News) – India face an awkward first assignment in their World Twenty20 cricket campaign in Nagpur today against a big-hitting New Zealand team.
The Indian team has been widely touted as firm favorites to win the biennial event due to their knowledge about the conditions at home and a strong run of form in the buildup to the tournament.
New Zealand, though, have defeated India in all their previous four meetings in the shortest format of the game but their progress was somewhat thwarted against England’s spinners on Saturday in their warm-up match. McCullum’s absence will cast a long shadow over the Black Caps.
In the Women’s World T20, two matches are being played at Bangalore and Delhi today. In the 1st Match, India will face Bangladesh while New Zealand will take on Sri Lanka.