T20 World Cup 2021: Harbhajan Singh suggests MS Dhoni’s tactics to put pressure on New Zealand

India will resume their T20 World Cup 2021 campaign on Sunday (October 31) after facing a defeat against Pakistan. They had an unsteady start of the tournament with a loss by 10 wickets which also broke India’s winning streak over the arch-rivals in ICC World Cup tournaments.

The Virat Kohli-led side is now set to lock horns with New Zealand in Dubai and it is going to be a highly important clash for both teams. Even the Kiwis have lost their first match to Pakistan.

India’s veteran cricketer Harbhajan Singh has come up with advice for Team India for a must-win match against Kiwis, who have remained unbeaten against them in the T20 World Cup.

In his latest YouTube video, Harbhajan said if the Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson gets out early, New Zealand could be restricted to a low score. “India will have to build pressure on Kane Williamson upfront. If India can get him out early, I believe they can even keep their score under 130. And if they do that, India will be able to chase it easily,” he said.

Harbhajan also suggested a tactic of the former India captain MS Dhoni, who is currently mentoring the team in the tournament. “T20s is such a format where if you don’t take wickets, you’ll keep getting further away from the game. For that, the pressure will have to be created through the field setting like MS Dhoni does when he captains CSK.

“He puts the fielder in such a place where the ball will go. It’s not necessarily the orthodox midwicket or cover, he moves his fielders to places where the ball is expected to go. I expect this kind of captaincy and this kind of awareness from India in this match,” he concluded.