New Delhi. India clean sweep the T20 World Cup runners-up New Zealand in the 3rd T20I series (IND vs NZ T20 Series) done. Team India also won the third and last match held in Kolkata. Rohit Sharma This was the first series win as a full-time T20 captain. Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja were rested for this series. Despite this, India completely eliminated the Kiwi team. In every department of the game, Indian players overshadowed New Zealand. 5 players played an important role in this series win. In this, the name of Rohit Sharma is at the top.
Rohit Sharma Along with the captaincy, he also played the role of the team’s opener in the series. The first T20 match of the series was played against New Zealand only 2 days after the T20 World Cup. Rohit has also been playing cricket continuously for the last 6 months. He also had a chance to take leave. But he decided to enter this series. Rohit scored the highest 159 runs in 3 matches of the series. He first scored a half-century in Ranchi and then Kolkata T20. He hit 11 fours and 10 sixes in the series.
Rohit was a hit even in captaincy
Rohit Sharma captained brilliantly in all the three matches of the series. Change in bowling from playing-11 to selection decided. Rohit came true on every scale. He looked absolutely calm in the field. India won the series by winning the second match in Ranchi. What Rohit had said in the press conference after this match. That set the mood for his captaincy.
After the match, he said that the players of bench strength are consistently performing well. That’s why there is pressure on the players on the field. It was important for me to give him the freedom to play freely. This is a young team, many of which have not played many matches. Rohit gave Venkatesh Iyer and Harshal Petal international debuts in this series and both the players lived up to their expectations.
Harshal Patel: Harshal is also the second architect of a series win. He made his international debut with this series. But the way he bowled in the series. He never felt that he was new to international cricket. Harshal made his debut in the second T20 in Ranchi. He took 2 wickets for 25 runs in 4 overs in the match. He was adjudged the player of the match. He continued the same trend in Kolkata and took 2 wickets for 26 runs in 3 overs. Apart from this, Harshal also scored 18 runs in 11 balls. He took the most wickets in the series.
KL Rahul: KL Rahul’s bat also spoke fiercely in this series. He scored 80 runs in 2 matches at an average of 40. Rahul played an innings of 65 runs in 49 balls in the second T20 held in Ranchi. In this match, KL Rahul along with Rohit Sharma laid the foundation for India’s series win by adding 117 runs for the first wicket. This was the fifth time when these two batsmen had made a century partnership in international T20. He equaled the record of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan.
Akshay Patel: This left-arm spinner also performed brilliantly in the series against New Zealand. Akshya took 4 wickets in 3 matches at an average of 16.50. His economy was also 6 and he took a wicket in every 16 balls in the series.
R Ashwin: R Ashwin continued the good form of the T20 World Cup in the series against New Zealand as well. This off-spinner took 6 wickets in 3 matches except the practice match of the T20 World Cup. Ashwin also bowled economical in the series against New Zealand. He gave runs at an economy rate of just 5.25 and took a total of 3 wickets.