India’s all-rounder Washington Sundar referred to their defeat to New Zealand in the first T20I played here as a “one-off” setback and predicted that the home team would come back in the three-match series. India’s top three batsmen, including the in-form Shubman Gill (7), were dismissed for just 15 runs in just 19 balls as they attempted to chase a challenging 177, making it difficult for the remaining batters.
As a result, India settled for 155 for 9, giving New Zealand a 21-run victory and their first win of the tour on Friday. Before the new-look home team led by Hardik Pandya took over for the T20 leg, New Zealand was swept 0-3 by India in the previous ODI series.
I believe it was a lone game “Washington, who returned with neat scores of 2/22 and struck a rapid 28-ball 50, stated. “I don’t believe we need to address anything just because it was spinning so much. only that particular game. The course of events would have been very different if we had gotten off to a better or faster start. Undoubtedly, it did spin, and you will occasionally see such wickets.
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— Washington Sundar (@Sundarwashi5) January 27, 2023
“In the IPL and even for the Indian squad, players from this area as well as our team have played on similar surfaces. Therefore, only that one game where some things didn’t work out for us, “he added.
But when a journalist pressed him further and suggested that they “alter” their top order, his comments were deemed “unconvincing.” The young man was at his wittiest best at this particular moment.
“Do you truly believe a change is necessary? You won’t dine there again if you can’t get your preferred type of biryani there, right? They’ve all had such a lot of runs. One day, at most. It can happen to anyone; in the second ODI in Raipur, New Zealand was dismissed for 108 runs in 34.3 overs “Added Washington.
“They did not have to alter their current top order because of this. Everything is possible in this game. Be patient with us, please. It’s a sport where both teams are unable to succeed, and where none of the 22 players can play well. To get here, everyone of them has performed admirably.”