Top 5 players in the India vs New Zealand T20I series
We look at five players who stood apart from the rest as India take the T20 series 2-1.
In the recently concluded three match T20I series between India and New Zealand, the home team defeated the visitors 2-1 and registered their first ever T20I series win against the Kiwis.
The result of the series came down to the last match, just like the ODI series before it, and it was once again all about the nerves in the rain-affected final match. There were many commendable performances in the series, both with the bat and the ball.
Here we will look at five players who stood apart from the rest in the series.
5. Virat Kohli
The “Run Machine” continued his great form in the T20I series as well. In three matches, he scored a total of 104 runs at an average of 52, including one half-century, and ended up as the second highest run scorer of the series.
In the first match played at his home ground Feroz Shah Kotla, he remained not out on 26, with three sixes in it. Kohli batted brilliantly in the second T20I at Rajkot, in which he scored 65 runs in 42 balls at a strike rate of 154.76. He was the only Indian batsman who looked comfortable against the Kiwi bowlers, but unfortunately failed to take his team home.
In the rain affected Trivandrum T20I, with one 4 and one 6, he could manage to score 13 runs in just 6 balls, before he lost his wicket to Ish Sodhi. Kohli is currently the number 1 batsman in the ICC T20I rankings, and is far ahead of all the others in the standings.