After the first T20I got abandoned due to heavy rainfall at Wellington, the second match between India and New Zealand will be played tomorrow at Bay Oval at 12 PM. This is the first time that both the teams will play a game after their epic failures at T20 World Cup 2022.
Moreover, the young team India has a great chance to prove their caliber in the absence of senior players. Hardik Pandya is heading the T20 team in the absence of regular captain Rohit Sharma but seems like soon he will be announced as the T20 captain of India.
Reports suggest that India is all set to finally introduce split captaincy with Hardik being appointed as the T20 captain and Rohit heading the ODI and Test Team. However, this decision came a bit late. Last year, there was a similar situation when Virat Kohli wanted to stop down from T20 captaincy and wanted to continue his captaincy stint in ODI and Test.
But after much debate with BCCI and then Board president Sourav Ganguly, who reportedly was not in favour of split captaincy in India, sacked Kohli from One Day International captaincy over a tweet and later her himself left Test captaincy with the highest winning record as an Indian Test captain.
But with the new BCCI president Roger Binny, some serious changes are being noticed in the history of Indian cricket. First he sacked the entire selection committee including Chetan Sharma and now Indian will finally have different captains in different formats. Moreover, he even introduced equal pay for Indian men and Women cricket teams and even has decided to maintain most Indian pitches.
All these changes are indicating towards a positive result but its too late for Team India. BCCI and former Sourav Ganguly could have done half the work for India to be having a good contendership in the World Cup. But seems like firing Kohli and creating anticipation for IND vs PAK battle seemed more important to them.