Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant was seen wearing the jersey with a tape on his right chest during the second T20I between India and New Zealand taking place at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi.
The reasoning behind it is that the jersey is the one that was worn by India during the recently concluded T20 World Cup. Since that jersey has the T20 World Cup 2021 logo on it, he taped it off as ICC’s logo isn’t allowed to use in bilateral series. Other Indian players were spotted the regular jersey which has the branding of Jersey sponsor of Indian team – BYJU’s on it.
India exited the tournament in the Super 12 stage itself after heavy losses to Pakistan and New Zealand in their first two matches. This set them back quite a lot and they were unable to recover from it, eventually crashing out. Australia went on to win the T20 World Cup after defeating New Zealand in the final.
Harshal Patel makes his debut in the second T20I
Fast bowler Harshal Patel got a deserved chance in India’s playing XI for the second T20I against New Zealand on Friday. His RCB teammate, Mohammed Siraj, was ruled out with a finger injury and Harshal was slotted in his place.
The 30-year-old Harshal won the purple cap in the recently concluded IPL 2021 season that was held in India and UAE in two phases. He took 32 wickets in 15 games, equaling the record of Dwayne Bravo for the most wickets in a single IPL season.