The New Zealand team has come to India to play 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is. The first ODI match will be played in Hyderabad today. However, Shreyas Iyer, who was part of the team for this series, has suddenly withdrawn from the team due to injury. Rajat Pattidar has been included in the Indian team in his place.
The 50-over World Cup series will be held in India later this year. Tamil Nadu player Ravichandran Ashwin has given some advice for this World Cup. That is, the impact of snow is greater during the night hours. This gives the team that wins the toss an added advantage. We all will have realized this in the 2021 T20 World Cup in Dubai. Keeping this in mind, Ashwin has come up with an idea. In other words, if the ODI starts at 11:30 a.m. instead of starting at 1:30 p.m., the impact of ice on the game will not be too big. Indian captain Rohit has also endorsed Ashwin’s idea. At the same time, he has said that it is up to the broadcasters to decide.
There is a huge controversy on the internet about Babar Azam, the captain of the Pakistan team. Some photos and videos of Babar Azam sexually texting a woman have been widely shared on the internet. With those videos that have no credibility, some people have expressed their views against Babar Azam, while some cricket enthusiasts, including Harsha Bhogle, have expressed their support for Babar Azam.