Five things India should try in the ODI series against New Zealand
The build up to the ICC Cricket World Cup of 2019 has begun, with teams looking to build their squads for the premier event to be held in England, a squad that is well balanced and equipped for English conditions.
India are playing some good cricket at the moment. New Zealand are next up in India's home season and the ODI series promises to be an exciting one. Here, we look at five possible strategic options that the Indian Cricket team should look at against New Zealand in the upcoming ODI series.
Hardik Pandya with the new ball
Hardik Pandya troubles the batsmen with the short ball. He is quick through the air and hurries the batsmen with pace. The short ball is Pandya's go-to ball.
But he also has a lovely outswinger that swings late and quite often concerns the batsmen. Ever since he made his debut for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL, he has evolved as a bowler by adding a bit of pace to his arsenal and he consistently hits a good length.
During New Zealand's tour of India in late 2016, Hardik Pandya was trusted with the new ball and he troubled the Kiwis with some mean outswingers upfront and picked up three wickets for 31 runs in the Dharamshala ODI. He would be best utilized upfront with the new ball and it might not be a bad idea to give him a go with the new ball.