The young BlackCaps were going great guns after the opening duo of Rhys Mariu  and Ollie White  had put on 119 runs for the first wicket before the rain proceeded to play spoilsport, The Kiwis were great and remained on course to get a match-winning total before the rain decided to state its own say.
One might think that the Proteas would be stunned the way they were on the opening day of the tournament? Bryce Parsons and his team looked all over the place, definitely not the way a hosting nation would’ve loved to start off such an indispensable campaign.
The winners in their respective first matches in Group D, the United Arab Emirates Under-19s and Afghanistan Under-19s, will clash off on Wednesday.
Zimbabwe U19 takes the bottom position in the standings with zero points scored. So far they have played one match in which they faced off Bangladesh U19 and lost by 9 wickets using D/L method.
Star India pacer Jasprit Bumrah continues to lead the bowling charts and is followed by New Zealand pacer Trent Boult and Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman.
Sood made his first class debut against Services at Ferozeshah Kotla in 1957 and played his final Ranji Trophy match against Jammu and Kashmir at Srinagar in 1964.
Pant’s absence could pave the way for the inclusion of Karnataka batsman Manish Pandey, who made optimum use of the opportunity that he got in the third T20 against Sri Lanka in Pune.
This game will commence at 1:30 PM IST (Local) (8:00 AM GMT). The match will be telecasted on DD Sports, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 HD Hindi and live-streamed on Hotstar, Jio Cricket HD.
According to a BCCI statement, the period from October 2019 to September 2020 has Kohli, Rohit and Bumrah in the Grade A+ category like the last cycle. However, Dhoni, who was in the Rs 5 crore ‘A’ category bracket, is missing.
As per media reports, Charu Patel passed away on the 13th of January, because of old-age related factors!
Sri Lanka are currently involved in the three-match T20I series in India in which they are 0-1 behind, having lost the second game by seven wickets.
India holds the upper hand against Sri Lanka in the bilateral T20I series and they will be hopeful of preserving that record in this series.
Pakistan had thrashed Sri Lanka by a huge margin of 263 runs in the Karachi Test to win the historic two-match series 1-0 and end the year on a high.
Before the semi-final clash against New Zealand in July, Manjrekar had called Jadeja a “bits and pieces player” and had excluded him from his playing XI against the Kiwis for which he was trolled heavily on the social media.
Dhoni took over as captain of Team India when it was in dire need of a young, enthusiastic leader. After their horrendous outing at the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies, what the Men in Blue needed was infusion of fresh blood and that started what would over the next 12 years go on to be called the Dhoni era.
Kaneria is fourth in the list of bowlers who have taken most Test wickets for Pakistan, behind only fast bowlers Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, and Imran Khan.
Some got the farewell they deserved but not all of them were lucky to get the farewell they deserved. Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from international cricket in June earlier this year.
Former West Indies batsman Basil Butcher passed away on Monday, December 16 in Florida, at the age of 86, after a long period of illness.
In 2008, the ex-cricketer was allegedly involved in a street fight with a doctor in Meerut in 2008.