England are placed third on the points tally, 66 points ahead of Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, India (360) and Australia (296) are favourites for the final at this stage.
Sri Lanka finished Day 2 at Harare on 122/2, still 284 behind Zimbabwe; India reached the semifinal of the Under-19s World Cup; and South Africa were docked 6 points in the ICC Test Championship.
India have never beaten New Zealand in a bilateral series at their den: they lost 0-2 in 2008-09 and 1-2 in 2018-19.
India have happened on a fine T20I combination, and they look unstoppable.
India took 2-0 lead in the ongoing T20I series against New Zealand. England continued to dominate at Wanderers. Vernon Philander was fined 15% of his match fees.
India have never won consecutive T20Is against New Zealand. They have also never lost a T20I at Eden Park.
New Zealand, 0-1 down in the 5-match series, will host India for the second T20I, once again at Eden Park.
India and Pakistan went 1-0 up in their respective T20I series; India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan all qualified for the Under-19 World Cup qualifiers; and England finished Day 1 at The Wanderers on 192/4.
New Zealand have been India’s worst opposition over years, but their only win on New Zealand soil has come at Eden Park, Auckland.
India will commence their overseas foray with 5 T20Is in New Zealand. The first of these matches will be played at Eden Park, Auckland.