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IND vs NZ T20I Series 2021: Predicting Best Batsmen and Bowlers from Team India

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IND vs NZ T20I Series 2021: Team India is all set to clash with New Zealand in the home series. The two cricketing heavyweights will clash in the T20I series followed by the Test series. The T20I series between the nations will kick start from 17th November in Jaipur followed by the second and the third T20I in Ranchi and Kolkata on 19th and 21st November respectively. While the two-match Test series will begin on November 25th in Kanpur followed by the second match in Mumbai on 3rd December.

Best Batsmen from Team India for the New Zealand series

Although Team India is filled with quality batters, Let’s have a look at Indian batsmen to watch out for the T20I series:

Rohit Sharma 

There’s no about the ability of Rohit Sharma as a batter. With him being named as the T20I skipper for Team India it’s a no brainer that his responsibility will be on his head and with the onus on him he’s as dangerous as anyone. The fierce Indian opener has an extravagant number in T20Is and is certainly the player to watch out in the series.

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Here are his numbers:

T20I matches Runs Strike Rate 100s
116 3038 139.61 4

KL Rahul 

Indian T20I vice-captain and opener KL Rahul will also be the batter to watch out for the series against New Zealand. The right-handed batter has only risen in ranks and with his ability to score at a faster rate, he can take the game away from the opposition in a few overs.

Here’s a look at his T20I numbers:

T20I matches Runs Strike Rate 100s
53 1751 143.29 2

Suryakumar Yadav 

In the absence of Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav is likely to bat at No.3 in the series against New Zealand. His ability to play shots 360 degrees makes him the player to watch out for in the upcoming series. Though he has played only 8 T20I matches there’s no doubt about his skills. He can be the X-factor for Team India in the series.

Here’s a look at his T20I numbers

T20I matches Runs Strike Rate 50s
8 181 163.06 2

Best Bowlers from Team India for the New Zealand series

In the absence of senior bowlers, the onus will be on the younger bowlers to make their team win. Let’s have a look at Indian bowlers to watch out for the T20I series:

Harshal Patel 

Harshal Patel received his maiden call-up for the national side on the back of his staggering performance in the IPL 2021. The right-arm pacer was the proud owner of the purple cap with 32 wickets to his name. With his ability to trouble batters at the death, he’s certainly a bowler to watch out against New Zealand

Here’s a look at his T20 numbers:

T20I matches Wickets Economy
116 138 7.96

Yuzvendra Chahal 

Yuzvendra Chahal was dropped from India’s T20 World Cup squad. However, he would be eager to stage a dominant comeback in Indian colours. With him being the second-highest wicket-taker for India in the T20Is, he’s can well be the bowler to watch out for Team India against New Zealand

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Here’s a look at his numbers:

T20I matches Wickets Economy
49 63 8.32

R Ashwin 

R Ashwin proved in T20 World Cup 2021 that he can be a dangerous bowler as anyone even in the white-ball format. Even though India was out of the World Cup early, Ashwin was the biggest positive for them. He can trouble New Zealand batters in the T20I series and can be a potential threat for them.

Here’s a look at his T20I numbers

T20I matches Wickets Economy
49 58 6.86

IND vs NZ T20I Series 2021: India vs New Zealand

Head to Head record 

The T20I series between India and New Zealand is expected to be a blockbuster clash as both teams have some quality players on the side. Both the sides have faced each other 17 times in T20Is with both winning 8 matches each and one match ending in no result. It remains to be seen if new skipper Rohit Sharma along with new head coach Rahul Dravid can lead Team India to the series win or not.

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