Indian players are putting in long hours in preparation for their Super 12 match against New Zealand. The Indian cricket team’s Instagram account posted photographs from a training session before of the crucial match. Some of the cricketers, including Rishabh Pant and Ravichandran Ashwin, were photographed taking part in a “fun drill.” Fans reacted positively to the message, with many wishing them luck in their critical match against Kane Williamson’s side. Both India and New Zealand lost their first T20 World Cup matches to Pakistan.
With a “Fun Drill”, Despite the humiliating loss to Pakistan, the post demonstrated to fans that the Indian camp has a high level of confidence.
India had achieved 151 for seven in 20 overs after being selected to bat first, with Virat Kohli scoring a half-century (57 off 49 balls).
Despite Kohli’s performance, India’s top-order collapsed, with opener Rohit Sharma going for a duck. Only three runs came off eight balls for KL Rahul.
Apart from Kohli, Rishabh Pant also contributed, scoring 39 runs in 30 balls.
Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi was in fine form, claiming three wickets in four overs. Hasan Ali captured two wickets in four overs for his team, however himself was bowled out for a duck.
India’s next opponents, New Zealand, were defeated by Pakistan in their first Super 12 match. On Tuesday, Pakistan overcame New Zealand by five wickets to make it two wins in a row.
Pakistan is now in first place in Group 2, with Afghanistan in second place (one win from one match). India is in fifth place, followed by New Zealand in fourth (one defeat from one match).
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