India vs New Zealand Washington Sundar: Former India head coach Ravi Shastri believes off-spin all-rounder Washington Sundar grabbed opportunities in the just-concluded ODI series against New Zealand, while the left-handed batsman showed a lot of maturity when he scored 51 in the third match. . But the third ODI in Christchurch was washed out due to rain. At the Hagley Oval, Sundar took India to a modest 219 in 47.3 overs with his maiden ODI half-century. New Zealand put India to bat first on a green pitch and in rain conditions. India’s innings never really got going until Sundar hit five fours and a six in a 64-ball knock that took him to his half-century and took the visitors past 200.
In the first match of the ODI series at Auckland, Sundar scored an unbeaten 37 from 16 balls, hitting three fours and as many sixes, to take India’s final total to 307/6. Although Sundar did not take any wickets in the series, he proved to be a very economical bowler with an economy rate of 4.46.
He grabbed the opportunity with both hands and today I think he showed a lot of maturity with the bat. Difficult conditions, the top order struggled and the ball was not coming on the bat properly, but Sundar showed composure and batted brilliantly from the start.
Although India lost the ODI series 1-0, Shastri felt there were many positive points for India in a series from New Zealand where two matches were washed out. I think a lot of positives have come from this ODI series. Shreyas Iyer is scoring runs in some matches. Suryakumar definitely has the potential, he will do well in this format.”
Shastri remarked that playing in conditions different from home would help the young players a lot in the future. India’s next tour will be a three-match ODI series in Bangladesh starting on 4 December.
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