Top 5 players in the India vs New Zealand ODI series
The five stand out performers of the India-New Zealand ODI series.
In the recently concluded three-match ODI series between India and New Zealand, where the hosts defeated the visitors 2-1, there were many spectacular performances. The Kiwis gave a tough competition to the Indian team and made it difficult for them to assert their authority. But, the hosts kept their nerves intact in intense situations and clinched yet another ODI series.
Here we'll have a look at five players who stood out from the rest in the series.
#5 Bhuvneshwar Kumar
The swing king of Indian bowling finished the series with a total of 5 wickets. Kumar also scored 26 crucial runs in the first match, showing his ability to become a swing bowling all-rounder in the team.
At Pune, in the second ODI, Kumar provided breakthroughs in the earlier phase of the innings, took important wickets of Martin Guptill and aggressive Colin Munro, and ended up with a figure of 3-45 at an economy rate of 4.50 runs per over and won the Man of the Match award.
He was very expensive in the last match at Kanpur, where he gave 92 runs in 10 overs, but brought all his experience into play in the death overs, where he took an important wicket of Henry Nicholls from a wonderful yorker.
Kumar has become one of the frontline bowlers of the Indian bowling attack.