The Men in Blue will be up against the Black Caps in the opening match of the Super-10 stage of the T20 World Cup. The cricket world will be all ears and eyes on the action from the Jamtha Stadium in Nagpur. Google will also bring the event live with scores and commentary. (India vs New Zealand: Spin Trial Awaits Kiwis in ICC World Twenty20 Opener in Nagpur)
India have never beaten New Zealand in four T20 internationals. No wonder Google has depicted that wonderfully with two colourful bats like crossing swords. One bat is coloured blue (India) while the other has a large chunk of black (New Zealand, also called the Black Caps). (T20 World Cup: Odds Favour MS Dhoni’s India To Win Crown)
There is a ball between the crossed bats and interestingly, the cherry has a star on top of it. The star is very symbolic of the Pakistan flag. A green ball would certainly haven given a total Pakistani feel.
Pakistan are very much in the news. India convinced them to come after there were protests against the Pakistanis in Dharamsala. Pakistan will play India in a blockbuster T20 World Cup game in Kolkata on March 19.
India are on a seven-match win streak. But they will not take New Zealand for granted. India won 10 of 11 T20 internationals in 2016. Nagpur promises a thriller.