For the second time this year, India looked totally out of sorts against New Zealand.
From the moment they were put in to bat in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup Group 2 Super-12 clash at the Dubai International Stadium, the Virat Kohli led-India were on the backfoot.
In the captain's words: To be brutal upfront, I don't think we were brave enough with bat and ball. We obviously didn't have much to play with the ball. We were just not brave enough in our body language when we entered the field and New Zealand had better intensity, body language. Every time we took a chance, we lost a wicket. It's most often a result of hesitation of whether you should go for a shot or not. When you play for India, there are loads of expectations. We are watched, people come to the stadium and everyone who plays for India needs to embrace that and cope with it. We haven't done that in these two games, and that's why we haven't won. We have to be optimistic and positive and take calculated risks. We have to disconnect from the pressure and continue with our process, and play a positive brand of cricket. There's a lot of cricket to play in the tournament.