4 Star performers in the ODI series of India A's tour of New Zealand
India A showcased a dominant performance as they handed a 3-0 whitewash to the Kiwis in the ODIs following the stalemate in the Test series. The Indian side had the likes of youngsters like Shubman Gill, Anmolpreet Singh, Shreyas Iyer, and Ishan Kishan.
The final ODI saw Anmolpreet Singh top scoring for the Indian side with 71 off 80 balls guiding India to a total of 275 at the end of 50 overs. The total of 275 was enough as the disciplined Indian bowling attack led by Siddarth Kaul bundled the Kiwis out at 200 runs, giving India a win by 75 runs. Some of the star performers of the series for India were as follows:
#1 Manish Pandey
Earlier in the year during the Quadrangular Series which featured India A, India B, Australia A, and South Africa A, Manish Pandey had proved why he is one of the best middle order batting options for the Indian side.
He top scored in the tournament scoring over 300 runs in 4 games where he ended not out in all. He scored two 50s and a century at a strike rate of over a run a ball to guide India B to victory in the Quadrangular Series.
Pandey has been guilty of being inconsistent in his short international career. Recently, he was dropped from the side for the ODI series against the Windies. With that at the back of his mind, Pandey once again showed why he is still in the reckoning for a spot in the team for the upcoming World Cup as he ended as the second highest run scorer in the bilateral series against the Kiwis.
He played a captain's knock of an unbeaten 111 in the second ODI which sealed the series for India A. He missed out in the last ODI against the Kiwis as he just managed to score 5 runs.