Rohit Sharma, the vice-captain of India limited-overs team, was in all praise of the members of the team during an event launch. On being asked on the recent form of the side, Rohit said that every player deserves the credit for the win,

“The way we are playing, credit goes to everyone. Because irrespective of whether you play for a city or country, you have to win a match and it is not an easy task. We have won six back-to-back series because we have played together as a unit,” he said.

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Indian team is now the number one ODI side after beating Australia 4-1 in the five-match ODI series. Image Courtesy: BCCI

Recently, India defeated Australia in the five-match ODI series and also registered their sixth consecutive back to back series win. During the course, team India defeated likes of England, Windies, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand and Zimbabwe.

Team India also saw a captaincy shift during the period, as barring the series against Zimbabwe and New Zealand, it was Virat Kohli who led team India after Dhoni decided to step down from the post early this year.

He had a good record till now in all the bilateral series India have played, and apart from that, the Indian team also qualified for the finals of the ICC Champions Trophy under his captaincy.

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Mumbai Indians celebrate after a win over Rising Pune Supergiant. Photo: BCCI

Virat has someone like Rohit Sharma as his deputy, which is a bonus as the Indian opener had led his IPL side Mumbai Indians to title win thrice, with one occasion coming when he led the team for the first time in 2013 as a regular captain.

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Team India will be looking to continue their winning streak against the visiting New Zealand side as well. Last time when New Zealand travelled to the country, though they lost the Test series by a margin of 3-0, they gave a tough challenge to India, and the ODI series ended at 3-2. This time, the ODI series comprises of three ODIs and any sort of mistakes can cost a team the series.

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Ish Sodhi celebrates wicket

A T20I series comprising of three games will follow the ODI series. India had never defeated Kiwis in a T20I match. Their recent defeat came in 2016 when New Zealand beat India in a World T20 game played in Nagpur, where the Kane Williamson led side defended a total of 127.

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