Players to Watch out for Team India ahead of New Zealand series

Today India will be facing New zealand in Jaipur for an T20 series right after the heartbreaking World cup memories for both the teams.Its a complete fresh start for Team India after five years , new head coach (Rahul Dravid) and the new leadership Team with the Captain (Rohit sharma) and the vice captain (KL Rahul ) in the squad.

With Virat Kohli being rested for his workload management it will be the right time to test the bench strength of the team especially playing in home condition favours the youngsters in the group. In this article, we will see the top players to watch out for this series by keeping an eye on the T20 world cup 2022 which is just 333 days left from now.

Team India approximately have around 25 T20 international games before the next year’s T20 world cup in Australia. So, it’s a high time for the Team to look upon grooming the players in each series. These players must play this three T20 match to check their maximum potential.

Mohammed Siraj:

Though India produced successful fast bowling in Test format in recent years yet the team depends on Bumrah services in shorter format .So , Siraj Performance will be crucial in this series , he proved himself in overseas conditions like Australia, England with red ball. Now , he has to play a vital four overs role in powerplay and death overs .Since , he has good technique with bounce and pace , he might play a crucial role in next T20 World Cup which is going to be held in Australia which favours these types of bowlers.


Siraj will be playing only his fourth T20 international after 2018.

SuryaKumar Yadav:

There were a lot of expectations on him before the UAE world cup, but unfortunately due to his back spasm injury he was rested against the New Zealand league match where the complete team bundled against the spin duo( Santner and Sodhi) . If SKY  was there in the middle , he could have accelerated the score with his shots .He will be playing at no:3 position .If he scores well in this series , then it will be his kick starter series ahead of the upcoming T20 international games.

Yuzvendra Chahal:

Chahal was dropped in the T20 world cup after four years from the team , though he performed well in the UAE IPL, he was unable to get the opportunity in the world cup. He was the go-to spinner for Virat Kohli in white ball format in the recent past . He is back to the team , hope he will flourish  with his googly against Newzealand batsmans and prove his performance to the fans.

R Ashwin 

Ashwin  made his comeback to white ball cricket after 4 years with his special performances in the world cup .So he sealed his place in this series against NewZealand,. With Jadeja being the default pick in the playing XI in every format with his all rounder ability though Ashwin was successful in bowling ,he was in the back up list in playing 11 selection . He is a brainy bowler and the combination of Ashwin and chahal will be great to watch and this might be the first time for this spin duo to be bowling in both ends. Their performance in the middle overs is crucial for Team India.

Venkatesh Iyer:

Venkatesh Iyer was the magic happened to KKR in UAE ipl , then with his consistent performance at the top added with his bowling skill who can bowl 4 overs in the middle , he will be the perfect option to replace Hardik in the Team,.Since hardik had fitness issues in bowling he was dropped from this series and it will be the high time for Venkatesh Iyer to prove his potential to become new allrounder in Indian Team , the role will be completely new to him mostly he will be playing at No:5 /6 position, if he does good finishing and an economical spell of 3 overs as  a sixth bowling option . The competition will be high between Hardik and Venkatesh Iyer in the squad.

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