Ravi Shastri, a former coach for India, believes that the tourists can still take away a lot of positives from the one-day international series that was played in New Zealand despite the fact that the matches were interrupted by rain. These positives include the batting of Shubman Gill and the bowling of Umran Malik.
After the third and final one-day international match in the series was washed out in Christchurch on Wednesday, New Zealand won the series 1-0. The second game, which was scheduled to take place in Hamilton, was also postponed because of the rain.
However, while the rains held off, players like Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sundar, and Umran shined, drawing the notice of Shastri. “I believe that this one-day series brought forth a lot of great outcomes.
Shreyas Iyer has scored runs in a few of matches, is willing to remain in the lineup, and is willing to play through the challenging stretch.
Naturally, Suryakumar possesses the potential, he possesses the talent, and he is going to deliver, “During the post-match coverage on Prime Video, Ravi Shastri said the following.
He continued by saying the following about the younger Indian players who are currently on the team: “I believed that Washington Sundar was quite impressive. Even Umran Malik, his bowling was something I enjoyed seeing. There is untapped potential in the area. If he is able to keep going, the outcome will be incredibly satisfying.
“At the beginning of the innings, Shubman Gill shown a great deal of positivity in all aspects. These conditions are challenging, you do not encounter these conditions very frequently, and you do not travel to New Zealand very frequently.
“Therefore, I believe it is fantastic for aspiring young cricket players to come here and acquire exposure of this nature. Both the climate and the proportions of the ground have to be taken into consideration.”
After missing a significant amount of work due to injuries in recent years, Washington was able to make up for lost time during this tour, which proved to be extremely productive for him.
The all-rounder made a composed 51 off 64 balls in difficult conditions at the Hagley Oval, which came just a few days after his brilliant cameo in the first game of the series. Shastri was effusive in his praise for the all-rounder.
“He made the most of the chance by seizing it with both hands. And I believe that he displayed a great deal of maturity with the bat today.
Tough conditions, the top order was having trouble, and the ball was beating the bat, but right from the start (in the first five to seven minutes), you could tell that this guy was poised.
“It appeared that he had everything under control; he passed the ball effectively; his balance was incredible; and his footwork was incredibly constructive.
“When he crossed a couple of lines, you could tell that he was getting closer to his goal. Therefore, he will benefit tremendously from this innings. A good batter can score fifty runs even when the conditions are difficult. I believe that he need to accept it, “Shastri stated.