India dished out a dominating all-round show to beat England by 36 runs in the high-scoring fifth T20 International to claim the series.
Here’s a look at some of the players who played an important part in India’s T20I series victory against England:
Suryakumar Yadav as No. 3
The Mumbai player looked natural in that slot and his ability to take on bowlers from the moment he walked in showed he is cut out for the big stage. He never allowed the tempo to drop, despite knowing full well that a failure might dent his hopes of being a long-term international player.
Ishan Kishan’s dazzling debut
Another Mumbai Indians player who looked ready to play in any slot. Looked completely at ease during his explosive and match-winning 57 as an opener in the second game. He can also be an additional wicket-keeping option.
Return of Bhuvneshwar Kumar
The canny pacer has been bothered by injuries of late, but all that seemed a thing of the past. He was equally brilliant both in Powerplay and the slog overs and a Man of the Match effort in the deciding run-fest was an apt reward for his performances.
Shardul Thakur’s strikes
The CSK player has the ability to deliver what the captain wants. He has the happy knack of taking wickets at crucial stages – the dismissals of Ben Stokes and Eoin Morgan in the fourth match and Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow in the fifth in one over was an indication.
Return of Hardik Pandya the bowler
The team management’s persistence to get Hardik back into bowling shape has paid dividends and he was able to complete his quota in most games. His intelligent change of pace kept the England batsmen on their toes and the three wickets were a bonus.
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