India vs New Zealand 2017: Five major gains for the Kiwis from the tour
Positives for New Zealand from the recent Indian tour.
Although New Zealand lost both the ODI and T20I legs of their tour to India, they fought valiantly till the very end. They forced the hosts into deciders in both formats, and lost ever so closely in the end.
New Zealand weren't pushovers by any means, and their performances have to be appreciated big time. They still remain a force to reckon with in the limited-over formats, and that was reiterated once again in the recent matches.
Let us take a look at some of the positives that New Zealand could take away from this tour.
#5 Highly competitive until the very end
New Zealand started their tour of India knowing that the Indians had not lost a single series in any format since January 2016. At the end of the tour, the results suggested that the Indian team were given a run for their money. New Zealand fought tooth and nail against the famed Indian line up, as both the ODI and T20I series went into deciders.
They played exceeding well across formats, and quite lived up to their reputation of being giant-killers. They were meticulous in their planning and strategies against each Indian player, providing engrossing contests in the process.