New Zealand Cricket team finished with 3-0 whitewash Team India in the ODIs series. Something Which Team India has not faced since 1989. Last time when Team India lost all matches in the ODIs series( minimum 3matches) was back in ’89 against the team West Indies. So this is the first whitewash Team India suffers in ODIs in 31 years.
Team New Zealand beat Team India first in Hamilton where they chased 348runs in First ODI than in Auckland where they defend just 273runs. In both Matches, New Zealand shows a complete package of batting and bowling.
In the Third ODI where Team India made 296-7 runs in 50 overs. at one point they were 62-3 But from there KL Rahul 112, Shreyas Iyer 62, Manish Pandey 42 runs Help Team India to post 296runs. But In the second inning where Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls firing start gives New Zealand an advantage in the game. They both together got 103 runs just in 15 overs. Guptill 66(46) and Nicolls 80(103) made it one-sided and when it’s just getting little tighter Colin de Grandhomme came and played a blitz of 58 runs in just 28 balls and finished the match.
As Kane Williamson was not a part of the first two ODIs. And No Trent Boult. No Lockie Ferguson. No Matt Henry. New Zealand’s second line of fast men – Adam Milne and Seth Rance – are also recovering from injuries. To add to their troubles, Scott Kuggeleijn and Mitchell Santner were unavailable for the second ODI due to illness. Hamish Bennett and Kyle Jamieson stepped up in the absence of the seniors.
Team India whitewash in ODIs but Gain Rahul, a long-term fix at no.5
Team India suffers first whitewash in ODIs after 31 years but for Team Idia positives part is KL Rahul Playing at no.5. And showing good hitting at the end of the inning even when India loses early wickets. He played sensibly and kept on making runs. His score in 3 ODIs is 88*,4,112. This is a major point because after Dhoni no one is been capable to fill his spot. But KL Rahul has shown he can be the best asset if it’s about wicket keeping and playing in the middle order for Team India. Another thing is even Shreyas Iyer has played well in all three ODIs his score is 103,52,62. Virat Kohli hasn’t got many runs in this ODI series but KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer have shown good performances in the middle order.
But for Team India this also the first time when Jasprit Bumrah got wicketless in ODI series. Bumrah coming after the injury hasn’t impressed with the ball. In all three matches in ODI Bumrah hasn’t got even a single wicket.
So first Team India whitewash New Zealand in T20 series and Now Team New Zealand whitewash Team India in ODI series. Now it’ll be interesting to watch which team is going to show top-class performance in the two-matches test series. Good news for Team New Zealand is Trent Bolt and Ferguson have been seen in action and practicing in nets for the first test series. which begins with the first game at the Basin Reserve from February 21.
“Expecting all of those guys to be fit for the first Test and they’re all tracking nicely,” Williamson said. “So, yeah, it’s an exciting opportunity, like I say, against one of the best sides in the world.”