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Top 5 performers of the India-New Zealand series

Amit Mishra India
Amit Mishra celebrates a wicket. (Photo Source: BCCI)

The India vs New Zealand ODI series witnessed give action packed ODI games between the two nations. Unlike the Tests the hosts weren’t running away with the games in this series and was an overall very competitively fought series. who put in their best to perform and clinch the series but some of the individual performances from the Men in Blue and the Black Caps were a game changer who came into play at crucial moments and the took the game away from the opposition. We give you the top 5 performers of the series

In the end, the Men in Blue proved to be a far superior side on the turning track in Vizag and the Kiwis had no idea whatsoever to tackle the spinning white ball. They clinched the game and with that the series 3-2 to keep the winning momentum and the New Zealanders will fly back home with no trophies but tons of experience.

Players from both the sides put in their best to ensure their team had an edge. Despite the fact that cricket is a team sport and a better team wins, individual performances do have a commanding impact on the overall result and here we take a look at the 5 players who stood out during the course of the five ODIs.

1. Amit Mishra:

Amit Mishra v New Zealand
(Photo Source: BCCI)

The leggie was benched in the Test series as Ravindran Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin dominated the proceedings in with the red ball. But when it came to seizing the opportunity in the limited overs format Amit Mishra made it count with his googlys and flippers.

He led the spin department with inexperienced campaigners- Axar Patel and part-timer Kedar Jadhav. Mishra picked up crucial wickets at regular intervals in the first four matches and in the decider, the leggie took a 5-wicket haul, the second of his career and the first in India. He finished the series with a total of 15 wickets in 5 matches at an economy of 4.80 per over and an average of 14.33.

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