The recently concluded 3-game ODI series between India and Australia has left the national team roaring high on success. Now, the Men in Blue are already on their way to New Zealand for a series including 5 T20Is, 3 ODIs and 2 Tests against the Kiwis. The last time these two teams met was during the World Cup 2019 semi-final where the Blackcaps defeated team India to find their way into the finals of the tournament.
After the Aussies handed over an embarrassing 10-wicket defeat to Virat & Co. in the first game of the ODI series, Indian players created havoc on the field during the second and third match to clinch the series 2-1.
Where at one hand, Kuldeep Yadav picked two crucial wickets in the form of Alex Carey and Steven Smith in a single over during the second game, Rohit Kumar played a crucial knock of 119 in the 3rd. The players contributed both with the bat and the ball and shall look forward to continuing with their form. Here are the 5 Indian players that can make it big in the upcoming T20I series between India and New Zealand, beginning on January 24.
The Indian opener is known for his hard-hitting capabilities, and thus, his name was very much expected in the list. While the player couldn’t manage to pull-off big scores in the first 2 matches of the series against Australia, the player surely pulled his socks up in the final one. He played a crucial knock of 119 runs helping India to stabilize their position in the chase game. A performance similar to the final ODI is expected from the player in the upcoming T20Is against NZ.
No matter what the format is, this young man has managed to get the ball rolling, always. His versatile playing style makes him an impeccable career. He can open for the team and hit big shots right away, or he can come down at number 5 to bat, but his performance will always be top-notch. He can handle the top-order as well as the middle-order and prove his worth in the team. The players will be looking forward to his batting in the upcoming matches.
The bowler is on a wicket-picking spree, he managed to grab the spectators by their eye-balls, and we believe he will continue with his amazing form in the coming times too. First in the series against Sri Lanka and then against the Aussies, Saini has picked 8 wickets in the last 4 matches he has played.
The Indian skipper knows how to turntables. He has achieved various milestones while leading the team to numerous victories. The is always there when the team needs crucial support. He played much-needed innings of 78 and 89 runs in the 2nd and 3rd ODI against Australia, respectively. He has the passion of experimenting with things and getting new records to his names. Therefore a blistering performance can be expected from the player.
With a total of 7 wickets to his name from the last 2 matches he has played against Australia, Shami has acted as an important support for the team. He picked crucial wickets of Warner, Smith Cummins to restrict the men in yellow to a lower score. After a power-packed performance in the home-conditions, it will be exciting to see how Shami comes out in away matches.