The T20 series was completely different from the ODI series where India white washed the hosts in style. Zimbabwe started the series with a bang when they stunned the Indian youth brigade by a stellar performance but then the Indian team bounced back in style by winning a completely one sided affair where they won by 10 wickets. Everything was on stakes when India took host in the 3rd and the last T20 of the tournament, which ended being a low scoring nervy encounter where India clinched the match with the last ball drama. This win secured the series for India and we look at the 5 players from the youth, Indian team that fared well in the series.
5 best players of the India vs Zimbabwe T20 series
K L Rahul
Much was expected from this lad after a good performance for RCB in the IPL and in the ODI series. He had a disappointing start to the campaign where he was out for a duck in his first T20 international and then came up with a classy knock in the second ODI and a decent inning in the last one. K L Rahul was definitely a shining star in the Zimbabwe tour and proved his credentials for the senior national team. This lad could improve further and can act as a good opening option for the Indian cricket team in the near future across all formats.
Another debutant who made his first international appearance in the series and didn’t look back from there by performing some brilliant knocks for his team. The debut performance by this lad was good as he stalled the inning to devise a fight back after losing a quick wicket and then came up with a brilliant half century in the second match, but the third T20 performance was not good enough in the low scoring encounter where he should have waited to make the inning bit stable. He completely proved that he can act as a good option on the bench for the senior team and who knows may be representing India as a regular.
He came up with the brilliant IPL tournament bur didn’t deliver a blockbuster performance unlike other, but was good enough and was consistent with his best show. He played the role of supporting cast to the other bowlers who proved to be deadly for Indian attack and was good. His wicket taking exploits in the power plays can be crucial for the Indian cricket team in the near future.
Since debuting against the Australian team in Australia, this man has received nothing but praise. He performed constantly in the series and was easily the best bowler in the series. He was consistent in the whole tour and bowled with his head and heart. His lethal bowling in the death over was quite crucial for the Indian team and gave away runs at a mere economy rate of 6 and below. The lad reached his career high 2nd ranking for the blowers in the T20 that truly marks his performance.
This would surely be a controversial choice as he only came with one 50 in the whole tournament, but I’ll still choose him because as he scored on the only real chance he got. The match in which he made fifty was on slow pitch where the other batsman could not even surpass the 30 runs mark and this man and came up with a 50 that truly explains his brilliance. He didn’t even get the rightful chance in the other games were in one match he came too late to affect the game and in other didn’t even have a chance to bat.