Former head coach of the Indian national cricket team Ravi Shastri expects Suryakumar Yadav and the young left-footed pacemaker Arshdeep Singh to star in the upcoming limited-overs series against the New Zealand national cricket team.
The Men In Blue will close horns with New Zealand in a three-game T20I series and a three-game ODI series. The T20Is will be played on November 18, 20 and 22. The ODIs will be played on November 25, 27 and 30.
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Senior players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul are equipped for the New Zealand tour. Hardik Pandya will lead Team India in the T20I series and Shikhar Dhawan has been named captain for the ODI series. Pant, 25, has been named vice-captain for both the ODI and T20I series.
Meanwhile, former head coach of the Indian national cricket team Ravi Shastri has said he is excited to provide the commentary during New Zealand’s India tour in 2022.
“It gives me great pleasure to come on board Prime Video’s commentary team to mention the live action of India’s limited overs tour to New Zealand,” Shastri said in a statement.
“This is even more important because it gives a new batch of Indian players the chance to be tested by the very best.”
He added that India’s two of the top performers in the World Cup – Suryakumar and Arshdeep – will deliver impressive performances on the New Zealand tour.
“I’ve had a close look at some of these youngsters and I believe this team is one of the best in the world in the short formats of the game.
“Expect some fireworks from Suryakumar Yadav who is at the top of his game. Arshdeep Singh has been a revelation and is expected to shine in the series as he becomes India’s top wicket-taker at the Men’s T20 WC,” he said.
Young Shubman Gill is already a star on the horizon – Ravi Shastri
Shastri also said that Shubman Gill, who is on the T20I squad for the New Zealand series, will be the player to watch out for. He said:
“The young Shubman Gill is already a star on the horizon as he gets to work with his wide range of stroke play and rotation of the strike in T20I cricket.”
The 60-year-old also warned visitors of a “hard-fought battle” against the Black Caps.
“But make no mistake, this is going to be a hard-fought battle as India will have to face not only a tough group of Kiwis but also the conditions, terrain and fields that are likely to have a touch of green. I’m looking forward to a blast of a match and I’m sure the commentary will be top notch to match the action on the pitch in the five languages,” he said.
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