Dubai: Despite losing by eight wickets to New Zealand, India’s Jaspreet Bumrah said he would “analyze and move forward” to keep his T20 World Cup hopes alive.
Trent Bolt led an impressive bowling attack as New Zealand beat Virat Kohli’s team 110-7 in Dubai to give India their second consecutive defeat in the Super 12 stage.
Daryl Mitchell (49) and skipper Ken Williamson (33 not out) put on a 72-run stand for the second wicket as the Kiwis returned home with 33 balls to spare.
But Bumrah remained positive that India, which had come as a favorite of the tournament, would return after defeating rival Pakistan by 10 wickets in their opener.
“As a player, you face a lot of days in cricket. Some days will be good and some days will be bad,” Bumrah, who took just two wickets in New Zealand’s innings, told reporters.
“All these things are always a part of a cricketer’s life. Try to live in the moment, analyze what went wrong, what went well and try to move forward. That is the only way you can move forward in this game. can.”
India are facing a difficult task to make it to the final four as they are fifth in their group led by Pakistan who have won all three of their matches.
India’s next match will be against Afghanistan, who are second with two wins in three matches, to win a mandatory match in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
The famous Indian batting line-up, including Kohli and Rohit Sharma, failed against a deadly New Zealand who won the toss and elected to field first.
Bolt (3-20) and league spinner Ash Sodhi shared five wickets to corner India on one wicket which improved for batting in the second innings.
The power of bowling
“We know Aws plays a big factor in the second innings. We (our batsmen) tried to give us (the bowlers) some cushions, try to get some extra runs which helped us in the second innings. To benefit. ” Bamrah said.
“In the process, we played a lot of attacking shots that didn’t come.”
He added: “In the second innings, when we were bowling, the length was not catching the ball, whereas in the first innings, when they were bowling the length, the picks and pulses were not coming and it was difficult to make a shot.”
Bumrah also spoke about the exhaustion of the bubble after coming directly to the tournament from the Indian Premier League (IPL) which was completed in the UAE two days before the start of the T20 showpiece event.
Meanwhile, Sodhi, who turned 29 on Sunday, received his best birthday present with the Man of the Match award in his team’s first victory in the Super 12 stage.
But the league spinner praised his team of fast bowlers, including Bolt, Tim Southee and Adam Milne, for a joint show that devastated India.
“(Credit) to keep the power play bowlers really tough. And Trent Bolt and Tim Southee, obviously strong in New Zealand cricket,” said Sodhi, of Indian descent.
“But I thought it was a difficult over to meet Adam (the first over went to 15 runs) but he came back unusually and ended up with some good figures (1-30) on this wicket.
“I think collectively, the team’s bowling performance was very good.”
New Zealand are third in the group after defeating their opener at the hands of Pakistan.