It has been hardly a day since India’s exit from the 2022 T20 World Cup and the team management is already gearing up for the white-ball tour of New Zealand starting November 18. The focus will be on the youngsters as several senior players rested from the short tour Hardik Pandya will lead the T20I side while Shikhar Dhawan has been handed the reins of the ODI squad. former India head coach Ravi Shastri thinks that the matches will provide a chance for youngsters to prove themselves against a bunch of world-class players.
As per the quotes in News18, Ravi Shastri said, “This is even more significant because it will give a new crop of India players a chance to be tested by the very best. I have watched some of these youngsters from close quarters, and believe this team is one of the best in the world in the short formats of the game. Expect some fireworks from Surya Kumar Yadav, who is at the top of his game.”
Talking about the players like Arshdeep Singh and Shubman Gill, Ravi Shastri said, “Arshdeep Singh, has been a revelation and is expected to shine in the series, as he becomes India’s highest wicket-taker at the men’s T20 WC. The young Shubhman Gill is already a star on the horizon when he gets going with his wide range of strokeplay and rotation of the strike in T20I cricket.”
Ravi Shastri also opined that it’ll be a hard-fought battle as India will not only have to face a tough bunch of cricketers from the hosts but also the conditions, which will most likely have a tinge of green.
The series will be available exclusively to be broadcasted by Prime Video, the official India territory rights holder to exclusively stream all men’s and women’s cricket matches played in New Zealand.