Rabada and Parnell did not manage to make further inroads after Rohit's wicket but they gave nothing away to Virat Kohli and Rahul. India scored only 17 runs in the powerplay, their lowest score ever in the first six overs in T20Is.
According to multiple reports, Mickey Arthur will work with the Babar Azam-led side in an online capacity before joining the Pakistan camp for the 2023 edition of the ICC World Cup in India.
India captain Hardik was particularly unhappy with the Lucknow pitch, where the second T20I was played, albeit India eked out a six-wicket win, as he called it "a shocker of a wicket". On Tuesday, on the eve of the series decider at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Suryakumar Yadav reacted to that statement.
The legendary Sunil Gavaskar has identified one pacer from the current Indian set-up, who has shown Jasprit Bumrah-like traits in his career.
Kamran Akmal was mercilessly trolled after Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appointed the former wicketkeeper-batter as the junior selector.
Steve Smith, the recipient of the Allan Border medal, has insisted that the decision to skip tour games comes from his and the team's learning from the last India tour, where the BCCI served the touring party green pitches, a stark contrast to the kind of wickets the Test matches were played on. In 2017, when Australia last travelled to India for the BGT, they had lost the series 1-2, with Smith, who was the captain back then, terming the idea of a tour match 'irrelevant'.
Former cricketer Aaqib Javed has fancied Pakistan's chances at the 2023 World Cup which will be hosted by arch-rivals India.
Such has been Kuldeep's form with the ball that he also found his way into India's squad for the first two Tests against Australia. It, however, will be very difficult for the left-arm wrist spinner to break into the XI. Especially after Ravindra Jadeja proved his fitness in a Ranji Trophy fixture.
Former India fielding coach R Sridhar, who was a part of India's support staff during that Border-Gavaskar Trophy, shared an interesting story involving a conversation between Dhoni and Kohli before the last day of the Adelaide Test.
Shubman Gill made his T20I debut earlier this month in the series against Sri Lanka. In the five matches he has played since - three against the Lankans and two against New Zealand - Gill has failed emulate the highs of his ODI and Test performances, managing only 76 runs in 59 balls at a strike rate of only 128.81. A disappointed Gautam Gambhir, former India cricketer, has hence fired a stern warning to the youngster with a remark on Prithvi Shaw, who awaits for his opportunity in the Indian line-up.
Virat Kohli's childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma expressed his admiration for Pandya as a captain. Pandya's potential to be a good captain was first seen in the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL), in which he led the Gujarat Titans to the title in their very first season in the league.
Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir gave a noteworthy mention to premier pacers Umran Malik and Mohammed Siraj in his hard-hitting statement against fast bowler Arshdeep Singh during the T20I series between India and New Zealand.
Virat Kohli's childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma has pointed out the batting form of Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill as an area of concern for Team India.
Hosting Suryakumar Yadav and Kuldeep Yadav on Chahal TV, Indian spinner Yuzvendra Chahal stunned the Indian middle-order batter with a hilarious question after India outclassed New Zealand in the 2nd T20I on Sunday.
Former Pakistan cricketer Danish Kaneria has backed an 'exciting young cricketer' to replace Indian opener Shubman Gill for the third and final T20I of the three-match series against New Zealand.
Former Australian skipper Ian Chappell opined that batting icons Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara will have to establish 'mental superiority' over one of Australia's finest bowlers in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.