India achieved success by winning an ODI series against Australia. This has increased their confidence and, therefore, are sure of performing well on their overseas tours. For the upcoming series, where India will face New Zealand, the skipper of India Virat Kohli issued a warning to the Black Caps, their next target. Kohli stated that his strong team will try to put lots of pressure on New Zealand.
In New Zealand, India will play five T20s, three ODIs, and two Tests. In ODIs, India had beaten the hosts 4-1 before they lost the T20 series 1-2.
“A large amount of confidence we can feel now in our game from last year as we had performed in New Zealand. About playing away, there is one thing that if you are successful in creating pressure on the home team, then it is easy for you to enjoy your game.” Kohli said in Bengaluru after his side’s successful series against Aussies.
“So if you keep up your A-game in those conditions, you can create pressure on them. We are looking forward to getting the same intensity into the series,” he added.
Kohli On New Zealand Series
On Monday night, the team will leave for New Zealand. There are some specific issues on which the skipper emphasized that his team needed to concentrate on when in New Zealand. By focusing on those issues, he said, “If we bat first, we want to bat well again and in case we are defending a low total, we should be able to do that as well.”
Both Kohli and Rohit Sharma scored fine knocks against Australia though they did not bat till the end. But, later on, the responsibility was taken over by Shreyas Iyer who gave a finishing touch by being unbeaten on 44.
SCHEDULE FOR INDIA TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND 2020:
|Jan 24, 2020||Friday||1st T20||New Zealand VS India||Eden Park, Auckland||8:00 PM|
|Jan 26, 2020||Sunday||2nd T20||New Zealand VS India||Eden Park, Auckland||8:00 PM|
|Jan 29, 2020||Wednesday||3rd T20||New Zealand VS India||Seddon Park, Hamilton||8:00 PM|
|Jan 31, 2020||Friday||4th T20||New Zealand VS India||Westpac Stadium, Wellington||8:00 PM|
|Feb 02, 2020||Sunday||5th T20||New Zealand VS India||Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui||8:00 PM|
|Feb 05, 2020||Wednesday||1st ODI||New Zealand VS India||Seddon Park, Hamilton||3:00 PM|
|Feb 08, 2020||Saturday||2nd ODI||New Zealand VS India||Eden Park, Auckland||3:00 PM|
|Feb 11, 2020||Tuesday||3rd ODI||New Zealand VS India||Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui||3:00 PM|
|Feb 14-16 2020||Fri- Sun||3-day Practice Match||New Zealand XI vs India||Seddon Park, Hamilton||3:30 AM (FEB 14)|
|Feb 21-25 2020||Fri-Tue||1st Test||New Zealand vs India||Basin Reserve, Wellington||4:00 AM (Feb 21)|
|Feb 29-March 04 2020||Sat-Wed||2nd Test||New Zealand vs India||Hagley Oval, Christchurch||4:00 AM (Feb 29)|