Friday, September 17, 2021



Pakistan – New Zealand white – ball Series abandoned for following security concern.

New zealand’s white-ball tour of Pakistan was called off minutes before start of play in the opening one-dayer in Rawalpindi after New Zealand Cricket received intelligence from their government about a security threat.

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“Following an escalation in the New Zealand Government threat levels for Pakistan, and advice from NZC security advisors on the ground , it has been decided the Blackcaps will not continue with the tour. Arrangements are now being made for the team’s departure,” a board release from New Zealand stated.


New Zealand were  scheduled to play three ODIs in Rawalpindi starting Friday (September 17) before the series shifted to Lahore for a five-match T20I series, but the entire tour now stands unilaterally postponed following the visitors’ expression of concern. 


For their part, the Pakistan Cricket Board said fulproof security arrangements had been in place of New Zealand , just like other visiting teams, and the prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan , even spoke to his counterpart, Jacinda Ardern, in New Zealand assuring her of the same.             


The Tour’s cancelation in the 11th hour could be a significant blow to PCB’s attempts to reinstate international cricket fully in the country after a lengthy period of isolation from the circuit in the aftermath of the 2009 militant attacks on the Sri Lankan team bus. New Zealand’s decision to pull out of the their tour may also have a bearing on next month’s series against England, who were scheduled to visit for the first time in 16 years for a short T20I series.    



We have the desired fire-power to win this series - Tom Latham

"We know it is special for Pakistan to have cricket in their 
country and we are excited to be here.", said TOM LATHAM, NEW ZEALAND CRICKETER. 


The first ODI in Rawalpindi on Friday (September 17) will mark New Zealand's first international appearance in Pakistan in close to 18 years. While acknowledging that it will be a special occasion for the hosts, New Zealand's stand-in skipper Tom Latham added that his team will be up for the challenge despite the unfamiliarity with the conditions.

"We know it is special for Pakistan to have cricket in their country and we are excited to be here. Pakistan are a quality side and they have some talented white-ball players in their line-up. We have the desired fire-power in our ranks to win this series and I am sure our batters and bowlers will rise to the occasion and make this historic series memorable for us," Latham said on the eve of the opening game.

Prior to this series, New Zealand suffered a 2-3 loss in the T20I series in Bangladesh with spin playing a major role in the outcome of the series. Latham, however, insisted that the pace bowlers might find the conditions in Pakistan a bit more in their favour than Bangladesh where change of pace and variations proved crucial.

"Yeah, obviously in Bangladesh, the surfaces dictated the sort of variations that the bowlers needed to bowl whereas potentially here, we're a little bit unsure - we haven't played in these conditions before. For us, it's about trying to adapt to the conditions and try to think on our feet a little bit and obviously, we have some good fast bowlers in our group and they probably enjoyed seeing the ball go through a little bit more than what it did in Bangladesh. I'm sure they will be excited to get into the game tomorrow like we all will be," said the New Zealand captain.

New Zealand, though, will be without the services of wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Blundell who was ruled out of the series with a left-quad strain. In this scenario, Latham will have to juggle between multiple roles - wicketkeeper, captain and a middle-order batsman - which he's ready to embrace.

"Each facet has had its difficulties, but that's my role in the side. It's important... whether it's batting it's adapting to the situation, whereas from the captaincy point of view we're lucky we have a few leaders in the group and have tried to instil a bit of confidence into the guys and I trust them if they want to make changes.

"Obviously, we quite didn't get the series win that we wanted in Bangladesh, but the guys have been building really nicely over the last couple of weeks, adapting to conditions [in Bangladesh] and we've been doing the same here, adapting to conditions in Pakistan, so hopefully we can hit the ground running tomorrow.

"I have my role in the middle order and it's about trying to execute that role as best as possible. The role that I'm in is a slightly different one where you could be in a lot of different situations, so just trying to adapt to that as best as possible and work with the partner and work with the group - whether it's putting a score on the board or chasing a score down. I certainly don't see it (captaincy) as added pressure, so it's just about trying to execute my role as best as possible," added Latham.



Virat Kohli to step down as T20I captain after 2021 T20 World Cup.

Virat Kohli will venture down as India's T20I commander after the T20 World Cup in the UAE one month from now, he reported on Thursday (September 16) in an assertion on Twitter. Kohli said he showed up at the choice to more readily deal with his captaincy responsibility in the Test and ODI design, having examined the matter with mentor Ravi Shastri and bad habit chief Rohit Sharma. 

"I have been lucky enough to address India as well as lead the Indian Cricket Team to my most extreme capacity. I thank each and every individual who has upheld me in my excursion as the Captain of the Indian Cricket Team. I was unable to have done it without them - the young men, the care staff, the determination board of trustees, my mentors and every single Indian who petitioned God for us to win," composed Kohli. 

"Understanding responsibility is something vital and considering my colossal responsibility in the course of the last 8-9 years playing every one of the 3 configurations and captaining consistently for last 5-6 years, I believe I need to give myself space to be completely prepared to lead the Indian Team in Test and ODI Cricket. I have offered everything to the Team during my time as T20 Captain and I will keep on doing as such for the T20 Team as a batsman pushing ahead. 

"Obviously, showing up at this choice required some investment. After a great deal of thought and conversations with my nearby individuals, Ravi bhai and furthermore Rohit, who have been a fundamental piece of the initiative gathering, I've chosen to venture down as the T20 Captain after this T20 World Cup in Dubai in October. I have likewise addressed the secretary Mr Jay Shah and the President of BCCI Mr Sourav Ganguly alongside every one of the selectors about the equivalent. I will keep on serving Indian Cricket and the Indian Team as well as could be expected," he added.

In a media discharge from the BCCI, Ganguly recognized Kohli's commitments as T20I captain. "Virat has been a genuine resource for Indian Cricket and has driven easily. He is perhaps the best skippers in all the format. The choice has been made remembering the future guide. We express gratitude toward Virat for his huge presentation as the T20I Captain. We want him to enjoy all that life has to offer for the impending World Cup and then some and expectation that he keeps on scoring a lot of runs for India." 

Jay Shah, the BCCI secretary, added: "We have a reasonable guide for Team India. Considering the jobs and guaranteeing that we have smooth progress, Mr Virat Kohli has chosen to venture down as T20I Captain after the impending World Cup. I have been in conversations with Virat and the administration group throughout the previous a half year and the choice has been thoroughly considered. Virat will keep on contributing as a player and as a senior individual from the side in forming the future course of Indian cricket." 

Kohli assumed control over the T20I captaincy from MS Dhoni in 2017, with his first series being the three T20Is against England in January-February 2017 which India won 2-1. Till date, Kohli has driven India in 45 matches, with 29 successes (remembering two Super Over triumphs against New Zealand for January 2020), 14 misfortunes and two no outcomes. The forthcoming occasion in UAE will be Kohli's sole captaincy task for India in a T20 World Cup. 

Kohli, who is the main run-getter in T20Is and the main men's cricketer to cross 3000 T20I runs, midpoints 48.45 as T20I skipper, with 12 half-hundreds of years including a profession best of 94 not out against West Indies in December 2019 as India pursued down 208 in this game. 

Yet, of late, Kohli's captaincy in the T20 design has been a hotbed of conversations, and the presence of an option in Rohit Sharma, who's driven Mumbai Indians to five IPL title wins since 2013, has just added fuel to fire. Kohli has been the commander of Royal Challengers Bangalore from 2013 and under his authority, the group's best completion was during the 2016 season when they wrapped sprinters up in the wake of losing to Sunrisers Hyderabad in the last. Imperial Challengers completed eighth in 2017 and 2019 while they were seventh in 2014 and 6th in 2018. 

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