The Indian team management have been giving opportunity to its young players to prepare them well for the key tournaments. The performers in the Indian Premier League have been given their due chance to play for the senior national team. In the series against New Zealand, the players like Ruturaj Gaikwad, Venkatesh Iyer, Harshal Patel, and Avesh Khan were named in the Indian side due to their impressive performances in IPL 2021 and domestic cricket. With Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid at the helm, it will be crucial on how they groom their players for the T20 World Cup 2022.
The fast bowler Deepak Chahar has been a consistent wicket taker for the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. This was the reason he was fast-tracked to the Indian team in 2018. Until the New Zealand T20I series in 2021, he has picked up 23 wickets in 17 T20I appearances. He was average with only 3 wickets in the series, but impressed the captain Rohit Sharma by his ball striking capabilities.
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It all happened in the last over of the India’s innings, where Deepak Chahar hit two big sixes to Adam Milne and helped the team to post a strong target of 184 runs.
The former Indian cricketer and new head coach of the Indian team, Rahul Dravid spoke after India’s confidence boosting T20I series win against the Blackcaps. He pressed on the fact that they have to keep the same momentum going to prepare well for the T20 World Cup 2022.
It was a really good series win. Everyone played really well right through the series. It feels good, nice to start well. We are also quite realistic. We have to keep our feet on the ground and be a bit realistic about this win. Not easy for NZ to play a World Cup final and then to turn up three days later to play three games in six days, was never going to be easy for them. With some of our players coming back in, it will definitely make the side stronger.
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