India’s first World Cup warm-up game didn’t turn out to be an exciting affair for them as the men in blue were bundled out for 179 runs. Kiwi paceman Trent Boult proved to be the chief destroyer as he claimed 4 wickets at the expense of just 33 runs. All-rounder James Neesham also chipped in with 3 wickets.
India delivered a decent bowling performance but there were never enough runs on the board which aided Kiwis in commencing their mega-event’s campaign in a stylish manner. However, India’s skipper Virat Kohli doesn’t want to read too much into the warm-up game. The run machine believes that the batting unit had a tough day as the conditions offered assistance to bowlers.
Saying that, the 30-year old admitted the loopholes and vowed to addressed them before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament. Reiterating the significance of fielding in the forthcoming 10-team competition, the Delhi born urged his unit to be at the top of their game and look to grab the half chances. Moreover, Kohli opined that his unit needs to be efficient in all the three departments of the game for them to claim glory in the 50-over competition.