It rained non-stop in Wellington today, which is why there was a wait of about two and a half hours. But the rain didn’t stop. The match was then cancelled. The drainage system in the ground is also not good. In such a situation, it is also not easy to dry it.
The first T20 match between India and New Zealand has been called off. Not a single ball was bowled in this T20 match in Wellington. The match was completely washed out due to rain. Second T20 match will be played on November 20. This match also starts at 12.00 PM Indian Time. This is the first time that the T20 International match played in New Zealand has been canceled due to rain between India and New Zealand. It rained non-stop in Wellington today, which is why there was a wait of about two and a half hours. But the rain didn’t stop. The match was then cancelled. The drainage system in the ground is also not good. In such a situation, it is also not easy to dry it.
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Let us tell you that in today’s match, Team India showed their attitude and in a new style. After the bitter miss in the T20 World Cup, the team is trying to recover from it. The youth brigade led by Hardik Pandya would have been on the field today. VVS Laxman has been appointed as the head coach for this series. Players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami, Jaspreet Bumrah have been rested in this series. Let us tell you that both the teams will start fresh in this series after being recently eliminated from the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup in Australia. In the World Cup, India had to see defeat from the champions England.
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India’s wait of nine years to win an ICC trophy like this continued. With the next T20 World Cup still two years away, India have ample time to identify players and groom them with the attack-at-all-costs attitude adopted by England. With the 50-over World Cup to be held next year, the focus will now be more on the one-day format, but India will look to take full advantage of the three T20 matches here and then nine more T20 matches in the run-up to the World Cup. India field a second-ranked team in New Zealand, but despite this, the team members have decent international experience. Gill, who shot to fame with his impressive performance in the U-19 World Cup in New Zealand four years ago, is expected to make his T20 debut here.