The Indian National Cricket Team is in high spirits after their series win against England in all the three formats. Be it the 3-1 test win, the 3-2 T20I or the 2-1 ODI series, team India showed sheer excellence to reach this milestone. A successful Indian season is all the buzz in the world of cricketing culture.
1. All about the last ODI:
The last ODI game was one thrilling encounter between both the super giant teams. Throughout the game, Virat Kohli led side showed perseverance, determination and faith as they went on with clinching the match. England won the match and chose to field, while India batted and set a target of 330 runs. Rishabh Pant’s 78, 67 by Shikhar Dhawan and Hardik Pandya’s 64 were the key batting performances.
2. Sam Curran’s remarkable batting performance:
England had a target of 330 to chase down in 50 overs. However, their side couldn’t surpass the target as their score summed up at 322 for 9. The all rounder, Sam Curran highlighted what it is known to play under pressure. He individually scored a handsome 95 runs and single-handedly competed against India. All the lovers of the game highly appreciated his skills and his presence in IPL is highly anticipated now. Later on, he was handed the Man of the Match award.
3. Team India’s star performers in each format:
India inflicted it’s complete dominance over England in all the three formats. In the test format, Ravichandran Ashwin won all the hearts as he was named the Man of the Series. Apart from him, Cheteshwar Pujara, Risabh Pant, Rohit Sharma and Axar Patel added their valuable presence to the team.
The T20I series was all about the young lads from the Indian dugout. Right from Sikhar Dhawan, Risabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer and the skipper Virat Kohli himself contributed exceptionally well towards the win. Virat Kohli was later also named the Man of the Series.
The ODI series was a swift win for the Indian side. The bowlers portrayed their best of skills when in came to defending the targets. Bhubaneswar Kumar, Shardul Thakur and the debutante Prasidh Krishna impressed the netizens all throughout. Apart from them, K.L Rahul contributed well to the team with his comeback. Risabh Pant yet again played cameo batting roles to lead team India to victory. Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Sikhar Dhawan too contributed well to the team. Overall, it was a combined team effort, which enabled them to clinch the series with flying colors.
4. Head Coach Ravi Shastri lauds team India:
The Indian National Cricket Team toured Australia and hosted England before the advent of the IPL. In both the series, the National team dominated the rivals by their in class performance and extravagant potential. Upon witnessing the overt magnitude and stance of the team, the head coach Ravi Shastri spike highly of his team and hailed the season by calling it a “season of a lifetime”.
After team India sealed the ODI series with a 2-1 victory against England, Ravi Shastri took to his twitter handle to praise his boys and congratulate them big for their massive win. He quoted, “Congratulations Guys for holding up and having a season of a lifetime in toughest of times across all formats and hemispheres against 2 of the best teams in the world. Take a bow. #TeamIndia #INDvsENG.”
The Indian National Cricket Team has thus proved its worth with its marvelous intent of domination. In the recent run, the team has achieved several milestones that are a huge thing in themselves. It has all been brought to life by the players, the coaches and the support staff as a whole bunch. This team, as many believe, is a result of endless hard work and driving determination. It is thus no surprise that the National side is a highly sought after one in the world of Global cricket. Let us all hope that the team continues with their stride towards excellence.