ENG vs NZ: The fifties from Joe Root, Ollie Pop, and Jonny Bairstow helped England beat New Zealand by 7 wickets in the third Test to clean sweep the series 3–0. With this, the era of new coach Brendon McCullum and captain Ben Stokes began. New Zealand had set a target of 296 runs for victory in front of England and on the fifth day on Monday, England had to make 113 runs England won the match by scoring 296 runs for 3 wickets.
T20 Series: Second match between India and Ireland today
Rituraj Gaikwad got injured. Team India can make two changes in the playing XI. India has won seven matches in a row against Ireland. Team India, excited after registering a 7-wicket win in the T20 match against Ireland, will now be eyeing the second match to be held here on Tuesday to eliminate the hosts with 2-0 in the series. The Indian team led by Hardik Pandya had also made the match of 12-12 overs very exciting due to rain.
The team management can make two major changes in the second match. Sanju Samson in place of injured Rituraj Gaikwad and Umran Malik and fast bowler Arshdeep Singh can be given a chance in the playing XI.
Sanju Samson’s claim strong
Although Rahul Tripathi is also a good option for the opening. But as Sanju’s claim is strong, he can go as an opener or bat at number three. Meanwhile, Deepak Hooda caught everyone’s attention with his batting in the first match. He played an innings of 47 not out in 29 balls and gave victory to the team. In such a situation, the place of HUDA is considered safe.
Arshdeep is a specialist in death overs
There is also a big reason behind taking Arshdeep in place of Umran, who made his debut in the first match. Umran bowled just one over in the first match and conceded 14 runs. Umran didn’t seem in control at all. In such a situation, Arshdeep can be given a chance, who is said to be a specialist in death overs. This left-arm fast bowler can also get a chance because Ireland has more right-handed batsmen whom they can trouble.
Pandya presented the bat to the Tector
Irish batsman Harry Tector, who played an unbeaten 64 off 33 balls in the first match, made captain Hardik his fan. Hardik has also presented a bat to the tractor. The Indian captain said after the match,” I want to see Tector playing IPL in the future. He is just 22 years old and has played great shots. I have gifted him a bat so he can hit more sixes.”
India tour of England: Mayank Agarwal called up for Edgbaston Test match
India has sent a call to opener Mayank Agarwal for the fifth Test against England starting on July 1. Due to Indian captain Rohit Sharma being corona positive, his playing in the Edgbaston Test looks suspicious. KL Rahul is also undergoing treatment for his injury. In such a situation, Mayank Agarwal can be fielded in the opening with Shubman Gill. However, the BCCI has not yet revealed who will lead the team in Rohit’s absence.