London: Team India suffered a crushing seven-wicket defeat in the first ODI match against New Zealand. Team India had scored 306 runs while batting first, but the Indian bowlers looked helpless in front of the Kiwi batsmen. The result was that Kane Williamson and Tom Latham's unbeaten double-century partnership gave New Zealand a great victory. Former Indian cricketer Wasim Jaffer also praised the explosive performance of the New Zealand batsmen. At the same time, Zafar expressed surprise at having only 5 bowlers in Team India.
Well played @BLACKCAPS ???????? Made 300 look like 270. Williamson all class as always but Latham stole the show. Not easy for an opener to move down the order and still be successful. India missed a trick by just playing 5 bowlers. #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/bcGnf6K5Ry— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) November 25, 2022
Wasim Jaffer tweeted, "New Zealand played well and made the target of 300 like 270. Williamson was as classic as ever, but Latham took the contest away. It's not easy for an opening batsman to get down the order and yet succeed. India missed the trick by just playing only 5 bowlers.'' Team India did not give Deepak Hooda a chance in the playing XI in the first ODI, who is capable of bowling.
They are a dated ODI team .. you need at least 6 if not 7 bowling options .. https://t.co/UXsgWb2PvN— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 25, 2022
After Wasim Jaffer's tweet, former England captain and dashing batsman Michael Vaughan got a chance to attack Team India. Vaughan termed the Indian think tank as old-fashioned. Vaughan replied to Jaffer, saying, "New Zealand is a modern ODI team. You need at least 6 bowling options, if not 7.''