New Zealand vs India 2019: Best T20I XI
One of the most anticipated tours of 2019 has come to a close. India won the ODI series with a comprehensive margin of 4-1 whereas New Zealand struck back in the T20Is and managed to get a 2-1 series win.
We saw some brilliant individual performances from both Indian and the New Zealand sides. India would be going home with a plethora of positives whereas the Kiwis will have to correct some issues before the Cricket World Cup starts later this year.
The T20 series between India and New Zealand was nothing short of amazing, especially the third game. Both New Zealand and India won a game apiece convincingly. But the decider was a close call, and the Kiwis managed to win by just four runs.
In this article, we will compile an XI comprising both Indian and New Zealand players who performed the best in the recently concluded series.
Openers: Colin Munro and Tim Siefert (wk)
The find of the tournament for New Zealand was the wicketkeeping batsman Tim Seifert. The 24-year-old bagged his first man of the series award after being the top scorer of the tournament with 139 runs off just 84 balls. The right-handed opener has scored the most fours and sixes in the T20 series and amasses an average of 46 with an exceptional strike rate of 173.
Colin Munro had a shaky start - however, he made up for it in the series decider. The left-handed hard hitter scored 118 runs at an average of 39.33 and was second in the list of top run-getters in the tournament. Munro was adjudged the man of the match in the series decider after scoring a brilliant 72.