The practice match between India and New Zealand has been called off due to incessant rain in Brisbane. After defeating defending champion Australia in the first warm-up match, Team India was going to give a chance to the players who could not play the first match. While the Kiwis had to face defeat against South Africa in the first match.
Team India will play their 1st match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 against Pakistan on October 23 in Melbourn Cricket Ground, Melbourn. Hence this was the last chance to prepare for the mega competition.
India got the defeat against Pakistan in T20 World Cup 2021
India lost the 1st match ever in the World Cup against Pakistan during the T20 World Cup of 20221. The men in blue lost the match one-sided and also failed to make the position for the Semi-Finals. This will be another chance for the team to showcase their talent and entertain the fans with their cricketing skills.
Shami’s great comeback
The team’s most experienced fast bowler Mohammed Shami has returned to the team after almost a year. The great thing is that they seem to be in a good rhythm. Which is a good sign for Team India. Shami turned the match against Australia in the last over by taking 3 wickets in 4 balls. They are ready to give their best on Australian soil.
The Indian team will now enter the match against Pakistan on 23 October. This will be India’s first match. In the 2021 T20 World Cup, the Indian team was defeated by 10 wickets. India won over Pakistan for the first time in a World Cup. Now Team India will come out to avenge that defeat. On the other hand, New Zealand will play its first match against Australia in Sydney on 22 October.