T20 World Cup 2021: This man was a reward for India in ICC tournaments! Today is also present against NZ


New Delhi: Team India, captained by Virat Kohli, is going to face New Zealand in a very important match today. If India does not win this match, then it can be out of the T20 world. But before this match, news of a danger has come for Team India. Actually, in this match there will also be a person who has been present in India’s defeat of almost every ICC tournament.

This man is a big threat to India

Let us tell you that as an umpire, Richard Kettleborough has proved to be very unlucky for Team India, especially in the knockout matches of the ICC Trophy. Richard Kettlebrough has officiated in almost all of the ICC knockout matches India has played in the last few years. Not only this, India has also lost those matches. The bad thing is that today the same umpire will be on the field in the important match of T20 World Cup against New Zealand and this thing is very dangerous for India.

Lost in these big matches

When Richard Kettleborough officiated, India had to face defeat in many big matches. This includes the 2014 T20 World Cup final loss against Sri Lanka, the 2015 50 over World Cup semi-final loss against Australia, the 2016 T20 World Cup semi-final loss to the West Indies. Not only this, in the umpiring of Kettlebrough, India had to lose to Pakistan in the final of the 2017 Champions Trophy and then Kettlebrough was the on-field umpire even when Team India lost to New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup semi-final match. Kettlebrough was still the third umpire when India had to face defeat against New Zealand in the final of the World Test Championship recently.

Need to win over New Zealand

It is very important for India to win against Pakistan. The reason behind this is that even if India loses this match, then it will almost be out of the race for the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup. Pakistan defeated India by 10 wickets in the first match. This is Pakistan’s first win over India in the T20 World Cup. Earlier, after losing the toss, opting to bat, the start of the Indian team was not good. India had given a target of 152 runs to Pakistan. In response, the Pakistan team, chasing 152 runs, completed the target in 17.5 overs.

very bad record

Winning the match against New Zealand is very important for India to stay in the tournament. But if the pages of history are seen, then India has never been able to beat New Zealand in the T20 World Cup. Team India has played two matches with New Zealand, in which it has lost both. The first match between the two teams was played in the T20 World Cup 2007, when the New Zealand team defeated India by 10 wickets. The last time both the teams met each other in the 2016 World Cup, then the Indian team had to face defeat by 47 runs.


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