Men in Blue are unstoppable these days as they went on to win their 8th consecutive 3-match T20 International series on Sunday. Hosts England tried their best after scoring 198 but the visitors didn’t look in pressure for even once. Rohit Sharma scored a brilliant hundred while skipper Kohli showed his classics too. Overall, it was a great start to the tour for India. Like always, we are up with the ‘Team of the Series’ for this T20Is:
To make top-order elegant, destructive and superior; we have Rohit Sharma as an opener alongside England star Jason Roy. Both of them are capable of scoring runs at a brilliant pace like they showed in this series. At number 3, we have KL Rahul who was magnificent throughout the 3 T20s. The right-hander scored a terrific hundred followed by some elegant strokes at Bristol as well.
We have one change in order! As Buttler batted as an opener in the series, it was questionable where to keep him in our ‘Team of the Series’. Finally, we decided to keep him in middle-order with Virat Kohli and Alex Hales. With this kind of solid batting in between, one can score 200+ anytime. Though Kohli didn’t score a single fifty in the series, he played couple of good knocks against a good bowling attack. Hales was also impressive in the 2nd T20 while Buttler is going through his golden days.
Any guesses? Well, Indian star all-rounder Hardik Pandya is the lone player in this list. His brilliance with both bat and ball helped us to take the easiest of the decision of opting him. He was amazing in the final T20 because of his 4-fer. Everyone expected him to be the Man of the Match because of his great bowling on the solid batting track but Hitman was a bit better for those who selected him. Pandya, anyhow, is becoming better and better cricketer and would surely be a crucial part of 2019 World Cup.
Umesh Yadav and David Willey are the fast bowlers in our team! The perfect combination of left and right can trouble any batsman. Apart from pacers, we have 2 wrist spinners in this line-up in the form of rising star Kuldeep Yadav and English leggie Adil Rashid. Yes! Chahal missed out because of not so good series with the ball. So, these 4 bowlers performed brilliantly in the recently concluded series and this completes our ‘Team of the Series.’