Visakhapatnam: It is often said that the shorter the format, the more dangerous the underdogs become. Although New Zealand don't have the 'favourites' tag heading into the two Twenty20 Internationals against India, they are well aware of one important fact: they have a clean slate against India in the T20 format. Keeping that going is reason enough to stay motivated after losing the Test series 0-2.
"It is a record we'd love to keep. But then, none of those wins came in India or in the subcontinent, that is the most important thing," said Ross Taylor. New Zealand have emerged comfortable winners in each of the three previous meetings against India. While the first one was at the ICC World Twenty20 in 2007 in South Africa, the other two came in New Zealand in 2009.
"We all know India are a tough team to beat at home. Daniel Vettori and Jacob Oram will add to our strength, it should be a good series," added Taylor.