Yesterday marked the beginning of Rahul Dravid‘s era in the new Indian cricket team. India faced off against New Zealand on a winning effort in the first T20 match at Sawai Man Singh stadium. A perfect start which anyone would have wished for. Team India came to this tournament with a very disappointing world cup run, and hence they had a lot to prove to the fans and critics.
Earlier in the match, Team India won the toss and elected to bowl first against the Southee-led New Zealand. Team India restricted the Kiwi lineup to a decent score of 164. There were many interesting facts in the match like both teams were led by new captains, this was the first T20 match in this stadium, this is Aswin’s first match in India after 5 years, Dravid’s first match as a coach for the senior team, etc.
India opened their innings with captain Rohit and KL Rahul. They started well but Rahul went off for a soft dismissal against Mitchell Santner. Then came the man, Suryakumar Yadav putting devastating innings. Team India was on top gear but they lost their momentum in the final stages of the game. Anyhow they finished victorious and start their new chapter triumphantly.
Let’s hope team India carries this momentum overall in the tournament. Our team at Fantasy Cricket League aka FCL wishes all the success to team India and Rahul Dravid in their upcoming tenure.