Auckland: Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has partly blamed the Black Caps’ hectic schedule for India’s 3-0 T20I series loss, saying it was disappointing to lose in this manner, adding that it was the players’ time away from home. The reason was more. for far too long. New Zealand lost the third and final T20 match led by Rohit Sharma India They have to add to their defeats in Jaipur and Ranchi in Kolkata on Sunday.
The Black Caps were bowled out for 111 at the Eden Gardens as they were nowhere close to India’s 184, with Martin Guptill hitting a half-century and Mitchell Santner taking three wickets. “The Blackcaps were a bit disappointed but it is a tough schedule for them to bounce straight from a (T20) World Cup final and then go to India and pick up a team there, but they will be disappointed with their comeback. There’s no doubt about it,” McCullum told SENZ Breakfast on Monday.
New Zealand team, after its completion t20 world cup The assignment in the UAE where they lost to Australia in the final flew directly to Jaipur the next morning, and less than two days later they were playing a three-match T20I series against India. While praising Guptill’s innings, McCullum also said that many people in the team did not support him in the series.
“A lot of people don’t really put their hands up to be honest. Probably only (Martin) Guptill, was the only one who walked away from the tour who was really satisfied that he made a handful of situations.” New Zealand are away from home for six weeks and with two Test matches India coming to Kanpur and Mumbai, they will take another two weeks to get back.
“It is not always easy (being away from home), I understand that. If I look at the Black Caps, I actually think they looked a little tired too and their performance in the last few days. Your mind is a bit fried, you are away for a long time, you are just struggling to deal with the pressure and time on the road and you have not been able to cope accordingly. There’s that aspect or there’s that aspect where you really just did, you need to go home, you need to spend some time with your loved ones, but that’s just part of the game,” McCullum said. .