Cricket News sort by India tour of New Zealand 2022

New Zealand came up with an excellent effort to beat India by seven wickets in the first one-dayer in Auckland on Friday, November 25 and go 1-0 up in the three-match series. Sent into bat after losing the toss, the Men in Blue put up 306/7 as Shreyas Iyer (80), Shikhar Dhawan (72) and Shubman Gill (50) struck half-centuries, while Washington Sundar (37* off 16) played a nice cameo. However, in the chase, Tom Latham struck a brilliant 145* off 104 balls as the hosts cruised to victory in 47.1 overs. Latham and Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson (94* off 98) added an unbroken 221 runs for the fourth wicket.

Veteran Team India opener Shikhar Dhawan has asserted that he has matured as a leader and does not hesitate in taking decisions, putting team goals over an individual. With Rohit Sharma being rested for the New Zealand series, the 36-year-old left-hander will lead the Men in Blue in the three-match one-day series that starts in Auckland on Friday, November 25.

India's stand-in captain Hardik Pandya opened up on the decision to bench Sanju Samson and Umran Malik during the three-match T20I series against New Zealand. While admitting that those missing out are bound to feel bad, he backed the management’s tactics, pointing out that it was only a three-match series. He also assured that players will get enough chances in the future.

In-form Team India batter Suryakumar Yadav scored a spectacular 111 off 51 balls as the Men in Blue beat New Zealand by 65 runs in the second T20I of the three-match series in Mount Maunganui on Sunday, November 20.

Former India head coach Ravi Shastri has asserted that there is no harm in the team identifying a new captain for the T20I format. He stated very clearly that if that name is all-rounder Hardik Pandya, then so be it.