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Virat Kohli: ODI in this calendar year are not as relevant as the T20 and the tests | Cricket News

AUCKLAND: High-flying Indians have been shot down by Kiwis in the ODI, but an unperturbed Virat Kohli says that this format is not very relevant this year, referring to the rapidly approaching T20 World Cup and the exciting fight for World Championship of Tests.

After the T20 series laundering maximum, the Indians lost the ODI series after granting an impregnable 0-2 lead after a 22-run loss in Saturday’s second game.


“These were two pretty good games, great for fans. I’m particularly impressed with the way we finished the game. The first half we let things get away. I think Saini and Jadeja showed great character, but as I said one day Cricket in this calendar year is not as relevant as the T20I and the tests, “Kohli said in the post-game presentation.

The T20 World Cup will be held in Australia from October and the Indian team is not playing many ODI this year.

Virat Kohli: ODI in this calendar year are not as relevant as the T20 and the tests | Cricket News

India vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI: New Zealand beat India by 22 races to seal the 2-0 series

India suffered a 22-run defeat at the hands of New Zealand on the second day to lose the three-game series at Eden Park on Saturday. Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor broke half a century when NZ survived to publish 273 competitors for 8 out of 50 overs. Defending the total, Kiwi players were right with the money when they fired India for 251 in 48.3 overs.

After the current series against New Zealand, India will compete against South Africa in an ODI three-game series, which will be the last in 2020.

International teams are also struggling to earn points for the World Test Championship, which will be decided in June 2021.

The captain of India said that despite the defeat, they also obtained some positive aspects of the lost series and that they can make changes in the XI game for the third game.

“This was a game in which we could have risked and capitalized. We didn’t know that Saini can be so good with the bat. We want the boys to solve the situations themselves. We could definitely consider changes, we have nothing to lose now.” ”

Party man Kyle Jamieson, who scored 25 crucial runs while batting at number 11 and took two wickets, was overwhelmed by the victory.

“A little high at the moment. It is still sinking. The game came and went. It was quite simple: we were just trying to exceed 50 envelopes. We just tried to keep up with Ross (Taylor).” he said.

“The relief was the feeling of getting the first wicket out of the way and not giving too many races. International cricket is quite high intensity, but it was pretty good.”

New Zealand’s first goalkeeper hitter, Tom Latham, hailed him as a “great victory.”

“The last game the batters won the game, today the bowlers did the job. I think the total was fine, it was a fun wicket. We managed to bring wickets in advance and the bowlers were still taking wickets. We had some nearby games with India, glad to win, “he said.

“Kyle in the debut was fantastic. Delighted by him. It will be great to win 3-zero from here. We cross our fingers and, hopefully, we will continue to learn.”

Times of India