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4 takeaways from New Zealand-Bangladesh ODI Series

  • The main points to take away from New Zealand's emphatic series victory over Bangladesh
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Modified 21 Feb 2019, 05:59 IST

Nicholls Cemented His Opening Spot

Henry Nicholls seems to have booked his spot as an opener at the expense of Colin Munro
Henry Nicholls seems to have booked his spot as an opener at the expense of Colin Munro

Apart from Guptill, another person who suffered a tough ordeal against India was Colin Munro. The dashing opener couldn’t get a decent score in the entire series and was on the edge of being dropped.

Luckily for him, the decision to rest Kane Williamson for the final match of the series gave him another opportunity. But he failed to capitalize on that. Meanwhile, Henry Nicholls, who took his position at the top of the order in the first two games of the series, continued to impress and played beautifully in the series.

With these developments, it is clear that the opening combination that the Black Caps would opt for would be Guptill and Nicholls. Munro is likely to face the axe or at least be relegated to the reserves.

While Nicholls may not be as much of a firebrand with the bat like Munro, his better technique and more tempered style make him a more reliable option. Along with Guptill, he has the potential to make a very successful opening pair for New Zealand.

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Published 21 Feb 2019, 05:59 IST
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