Rohit Sharma first success as T20I Captain as the team defeated New Zealand



Rohit Sharma first success as T20I Captain as the team defeated New Zealand

Rohit Sharma first success as T20I Captain as the team defeated New Zealand

November 24, 2021  Authorbet365baji

India delivered T20 World Cup runners-up New Zealand the ignominy of a 3-0 series defeat with a 73-run win in the third T20 International in Kolkata on Sunday. On Rohit Sharma full-time leadership debut, he batted and led with style to weave a near-perfect story.

The Indian captain first put out a statement by smashing 56 off 31 balls in India's 184 for 7 before making some brilliant captaincy decisions that saw New Zealand succumb for just 111 runs in 17.2 overs. After defeating the Black Caps 5-0 in their own backyard in 2020, India won the bilateral T20I series for the second time in a row with a flawless sweep.

Axar Patel bowled (3/9) efficiently and turned one of his three wickets in the Powerplay effectively ended New Zealand's fight, and the rest was a breeze.

After a tough T20 World Cup final, the New Zealand team appeared exhausted, and the result will not be a true representation of the team's ability, as they went through the motions for the majority of the 3 matches.

The series victory will undoubtedly provide a few clues for India, who were hoping to reset the clock.

This tournament was a test for Rohit and head coach Rahul Dravid to see what kind of weaponry they have in future games.

Having Kumar and Ravichandran Ashwin back in the field for white ball cricket is encouraging, as experience is the best teacher.

Venkatesh Iyer has displayed talent and should be pursued further. After being on the top-order, he bowled consistently and needed more game time to develop into a middle-order enforcer.

With his honest efforts, Harshal Patel is an excellent supplement, but the middle order remains a bit shaky, since it failed to deliver in either of the games.

Other players, such as Ruturaj Gaikwad and Avesh Khan, were not put to the test, but the team will undoubtedly utilise all of his good cards in the future.

Nevertheless, like his forerunner Virat Kohli, he has demonstrated the ability to walk the talk with achievements that his teammates will admire. When India batted, Rohit Sharma was in commanding form, laying the foundation for an above-par total.