IND vs NZ Live: Kiwi pacer Mitchell McClenaghan calls ongoing India vs New Zealand T20I series ‘meaningless’

IND vs NZ Live: India vs New Zealand: Former Kiwi pacer Mitchell McClenaghan calls ongoing India vs New Zealand T20I series 'meaningless'
IND vs NZ Live: India vs New Zealand: Former Kiwi pacer Mitchell McClenaghan calls ongoing India vs New Zealand T20I series 'meaningless'

IND vs NZ Live: India vs New Zealand series meaningless? Out of favour Kiwi pacer Mitchell McClenaghan has termed the ongoing T20 series between India and New Zealand as “meaningless”. India have already sealed the series with their second consecutive win against the BlackCaps. Follow India vs New Zealand Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

After Mitchell McClenaghan commented on Twitter on AB de Villier’s retirement, a cricket fan reminded him of New Zealand’s T20I series loss to India after suffering their second defeat in Ranchi on Friday.

IND vs NZ Live: Former Kiwi pacer Mitchell McClenaghan calls ongoing India vs New Zealand T20I series ‘meaningless’

To this, Mitchell McClenaghan, who last played for New Zealand in 2018, replied: “Did they? You mean in meaningless series 72 hours after a WC final defeat with 3 games in 5 days playing a team with 10 days rest in their home conditions?”

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Mitchell McClenaghan, who had made acerbic replies on Twitter in the past, was referring to New Zealand’s defeat to Australia in the T20 World Cup summit class in Dubai on November 14. Mitchell McClenaghan played 48 ODIs and 29 T20Is for New Zealand since making his debut in 2012. He last played in 2018 and played 56 matches for Mumbai Indians in the IPL.

IND vs NZ Live: Former Kiwi pacer Mitchell McClenaghan calls ongoing India vs New Zealand T20I series ‘meaningless’

The three-match T20 International series between India and New Zealand began on November 17, three days after the T20 World Cup final. The Blackcaps lost the first match by seven wickets and the second by five wickets. The third match will be played in Kolkata on Sunday.

But with Kiwis focussing on the two-match Test series, skipper Kane Williamson and lanky pacer Kyle Jamieson opted out. Trent Boult on the other hand opted to skip the Test series. He will head back to New Zealand after the T20 series.

For India, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami were rested while T20 skipper Rohit Sharma will be rested for the Test series.

IND vs NZ Live: Former Kiwi pacer Mitchell McClenaghan calls ongoing India vs New Zealand T20I series ‘meaningless’

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