After both India and New Zealand got knocked out in the semi-finals of the 20-20 World Cup 2022, pressure will be on all the players to prove a point. With many of the big boys given some rest, Hardik Pandya will have an enormous responsibility on his shoulder to bring back India into winning ways while the Kiwis can try multiple new players in order to begin their preparation for the ninth edition of the marquee tournament in 2024.
Thus, few of the players will have a massive opportunity to prove themselves and get into the primary squad of their respective countries but with immense pressure, can everyone prove their potential? Here’s a list of three players who can change the game and make a mark in the bi-lateral series –
3 players to look out for in the IND vs NZ series:
3. Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya has done remarkably well as a captain in the Indian T20 League. He led his team to glory in their very first season and when it comes to his individual performance, the 29-year-old likes to lead by example.
In 79 T20Is so far, the finisher scored 1117 runs at an impressive strike rate of 146.39. He can perform under pressure and did exactly that for India in the 20-20 World Cup. He currently is on song and if he manages to keep up with the form, Hardik Pandya can smash any bowler out of the park. In the smaller grounds there, he can actually uplift India’s batting. Even as a bowler, he proved himself to be a bowler who can bowl at any given position.