India has grabbed a commanding 1-0 lead over New Zealand in the one-day international series after cruising to victory over Sri Lanka.
Ishan Kishan, an opening batsman, has been brought in to assist Suryakumar Yadav in the middle order for the Indian team because KL Rahul is unable to participate in the series against New Zealand due to personal obligations and Shreyas Iyer is unable to due to an injury.
Kishan did not participate in the one-day international series against Sri Lanka, and Suryakumar only participated in the final game of the series.
Sanjay Manjrekar, a former batter for India, made the suggestion to Virat Kohli that he give up his position at number three, which might address India’s selection problem.
It is his opinion that Virat Kohli need to step aside for the currently in-form opener Shubman Gill and bat at number four instead. Kohli batted at number four in 2014 when he needed to make room for Ambati Rayudu in the playing XI.
“It is going to continue to be challenging. One of the guys is going to take this very personally. I’ve had a thought about how to clean up this muddle. Have Shubman Gill bat at No. 3, as he appears to be capable of handling that position, and then have Virat Kohli trade his No. 3 batter in exchange for a No. 4 batter.
In a match against Sri Lanka from many years ago, he did something similar to Ambati Rayudu at one point.
Therefore, that might be a solution to the problem. After scoring 200 runs, Ishan Kishan realised that a left-handed and right-handed combination at the top of the order might not be such a bad idea “Manjrekar stated on Star Sports.
Despite a scorching hundred from Michael Bracewell, India prevailed over New Zealand in the first One-Day International match played on Wednesday in Hyderabad by a score of 12 runs. This was despite the fact that Shubman Gill hit an outstanding 208 throughout the match.
After scoring just the 10th double century in the history of one-day internationals, India appeared to be in good shape to easily win the match against New Zealand, which was reeling at 131-6 while attempting to reach 350.
Bracewell, an all-rounder, reacted by scoring 140 runs off 78 balls before being dismissed by Shardul Thakur in the penultimate over by pinning him leg before wicket.
New Zealand was unable to score many runs early on due to the disciplined bowling of India’s fast bowlers Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj. However, Bracewell’s late fireworks gave them hope of pulling off an incredible victory.
Although Finn Allen scored 40 runs easily at the top of the order, New Zealand was in danger of suffering a crushing loss after Siraj took the wicket of Latham for the sixth wicket. After that, left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner joined Bracewell in the batting lineup. He contributed an outstanding 57 runs off of 45 balls as part of a 162 run partnership before being dismissed by Siraj.
Despite hitting 12 fours and 10 sixes, Bracewell’s team ended up on the losing side of the match. Siraj had the best bowling numbers of any of the Indian players, with 4-46.
An earlier effort by Gill, who is now 23 years old, contributed to India reaching a formidable total of 349-8. The innings lasted 149 balls and included 19 fours and nine sixes.