MS Dhoni was quite vocal in his assessment of the Indian team's performance after the loss in the first T20I. He said he had to bring in more experienced bowlers in the next game and then take it forward.
The move to bring in Barinder Sran had an immediate impact on the game. Sran, who had been decent right through the ODIs, sliced through the Zimbabwe top order. He picked up 4 wickets and sliced through the top order to leave Zimbabwe reeling at 4 for 28.
Here is the list of the top 5 performances by bowlers on their T20I cricket debut.
#5 Kaushalya Weeraratne (Sri Lanka) and Harvir Baidwan (Canada)
Sri Lanka set Pakistan a target of 138, and Pakistan were coasting when Weeraratne struck. The right-arm fast medium bowler started his spell by picking up Younis Khan and then went on to claim the wickets of Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi and Sohail Tanvir. By the time he finished his spell, Pakistan were reeling at 91/7. However, no further wickets fell and Pakistan went on to win the match by 3 wickets.
Harvir Baidwan, the right-arm medium bowler picked up 4 wickets against the Netherlands and helped Canada win the game by 4 wickets. His spell ensured that Netherlands could only muster 97 runs in 18.4 overs. Certainly a debut to remember.