India vs New Zealand ODI Series: The Indian team has made a clean sweep of New Zealand 3-0 in the ODI series at home. In the very first match of the series, New Zealand gave a tough fight. In the remaining two matches, the Indian team unilaterally defeated the visiting Kiwi team.
Good news came out for the fans of Indian captain Rohit Sharma in this series. Rohit scored a century in ODI format after three years. While Shubman Gill had already left his mark by scoring a double century in the match. Let’s know what Team India got from this ODI series…
Rohit Sharma’s century for three years
The third ODI of the series was played in Indore, in which the Indian team won by 90 runs. In this match, Captain Rohit Sharma scored 101 runs in 85 balls, which included 9 fours and 6 sixes. This was Rohit’s 30th ODI century, which came after three years.
The last century from Rohit Sharma’s bat came on 19 January 2020, when he scored an inning of 119 runs against Australia in Bengaluru. The ODI World Cup is also to be hosted by India this year. In such a situation, Rohit’s century with the bat and his coming in form is auspicious sign somewhere.
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Shubman Gill looked like a run machine in this ODI series and he scored the maximum 360 runs in 3 matches. He was also chosen as the Player of the Series. Gill had scored an inning of 208 runs in the first ODI. Whereas in the third ODI he played an inning of 112 runs. In this way Gill has almost strengthened his place in the opening.
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In this series, in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah in fast bowling, Mohammad Siraj has given a strong performance. He played only 2 matches, in which he took 5 wickets. Apart from these, spinner Kuldeep Yadav and fast bowler Shardul Thakur have taken maximum 6-6 wickets. The Indian team has also got the combination of Siraj and Kuldeep in this series, which can prove to be a trump card in the World Cup.
Glimpses of Perfect Playing-11
From the ODI series against New Zealand, the Indian team got a glimpse of the perfect playing-11 for the ODI World Cup to be held this year. There is no confusion in this playing-11 from the opening till the number 11 player. Although Shreyas Iyer, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja and Rishabh Pant (if fit) come, then definitely something can change.