Indian team after winning the one day international series against the New Zealand will now be hoping to give Ashish Nehra a winning farewell as he will run into bowl one last time.
The opening match at the Feroz Shah Kotla will be Nehra’s last game in competitive cricket and India would look to bid a befitting farewell to the seamer, whose career has been characterised by many injuries and many comebacks.
It is suitable that the 38-year-old will be hanging up his boots in front of his home crowd and nothing better could have happened for him than an Indian win against a team that has been brilliant in this format.
India have so far lost all their matches against New Zealand, the fifth and last one coming at the ICC World T20 in 2016.
For a team that has stormed its way to the top of world cricket with wins over Australia, England and Sri Lanka, among others, this piece of statistic certainly sticks out like a sore thumb.