India vs. Zimbabwe: how the Indian youth brigade marked their comeback in the series, The cricketing world was shocked with the Indian team’s loss to the Zimbabwe which was unexpected, even with the youth team because the same team white washed Zimbabwe in the ODI series. The Indian youth brigade marked a strong comeback in the series with a sounding win of 10 wickets and that makes the third t20 match all interesting cause everything would be at stake.
India vs. Zimbabwe: how the Indian youth brigade marked their comeback in the series
The Indian team was criticized for their poor performance, but was completely dominant in the third T20 international. This was a completely different day for the Indian team as the bowlers restricted Zimbabwe to marginal of 99 and the Indian opening order chased it with 47 balls to spare without even taking hits. This was the first 10 wicket win for India in the T20 internationals, thanks to the commanding bowling performance combined with a superb stand by the Indian opening pair.
Rahul comes back to his best
K l Rahul had a horror start to his T20 international carrier coming into Zimbabwe as he was out for a duck and was largely criticized for his lackluster performance. This was a complete different story as he starred and partnered with his counterpart to make a 100+ stand that is the second highest by the Indian openers in the T20s. This knock will surely bring the confidence back into the Karnataka batsman who was the highest run getter in the one day series in Zimbabwe and the knock of 47 runs truly proved so.
Mandeep seizes the opportunity
It was a perfect opportunity for Mandeep Singh to shine as he was not selected for the ODI series and he didn’t disappoint scoring a brilliant half century. Though this can be labeled as an easier condition to score, but still it was a brilliant knock. He also made 31 in his first T20 and was one of the few shining Indian stars in that match and that boosted him the confidence to score more. He was not at all troubled by the Zimbabwe bowling line- up and slowly developed his inning to give India a 10 wicket victory.
Barinder saran proved to be a difference in the bowling
One player that stands out in the bowling department was Barinder saran who wrecked havoc and completely wiped off the top order of the Zimbabwe team with ease and proved to be a difference from the last match. He started the first with the first over and then the fifth over the inning hit Zimbabwe hard where they lost three wickets in a single over. Then it proved to be nothing but a struggle for the host who kept on losing wickets at regular intervals.
Bumrah once again comes up with a great performance
If it was a Saran who knocked off the Zimbabwe’s top order, then Bumrah was the man who completed the proceedings by knocking down the tail Enders, which included a bowled Chigumbura who was the hero of the last match. Bumrah was deadly consistent with his Yorkers that troubled the Zimbabwe batsman and were not able to deal with the constant lurking threat of Bumrah.
The leg spinner tipped for great things was back to his basics as he gain bowled an impressive spell and took one wicket and was quite economical. This was another impressive performance from the RCB man ad he took the fifth wicket in the Zimbabwe’s inning.
No Chigumbura show this time
One man that rescued Zimbabwe last time around was Elton Chigumbura but was not able to again deliver a brilliant performance and take his team to commanding total and was bowled by Bumrah.
This wins levels the series and now the winner will be decided on the third and last T20 international. Whether the youth brigade will come up with another commanding win or can Zimbabwe snatch it from their grasp is yet to be seen.