Mumbai: After India suffered a whitewash at the hands of New Zealand, spinner Yuzvendra Chahal praising Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal said their performances in the series are a big plus for the team.
He said, “We have learned a lot from this series. The performance of young players like Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal is in favour, especially in New Zealand, where it is not easy to play. Overall, it is okay. Yes, we have lost ODIs but we have won T20s series for the first time here, which is a plus point.”
Further, he also said that the team gave their 100 per cent in every game.
“We gave our 100 per cent in every game. In the last five years, we have lost only 4 to 5 series. We can’t win every match but we have won the T20 series. We are not worried about the result after the Test series. We have one month and the side will work in the areas where we are lagging,” said Chahal at the post-match press conference.
Chahal said that KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer have done well against New Zealand, which is good for the side.
He said, “KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer are in form and playing in a matured manner. They play according to the situation, especially in the middle overs. Rahul has shown maturity, as he is now in the third position after being eliminated from the opening spot. Playing on location. ”
Chahal claimed the wicket of Martin Guptill in the 17th over of the game to provide the first breakthrough for India.
Chahal said, “I think it was one of my best deliveries. In the last delivery, I got some drift and the ball hit Martin Guptill’s pad. The next ball, I threw from an angle and got the wicket.”
Blackcaps beat India by five wickets in the third ODI of the three-match series at Bay Oval. With this victory, New Zealand eliminated India in the ODI series. The defeat is India’s first series defeat in any format since March last year.