Top 5 performers for India v New Zealand Test series
India outplayed New Zealand to win the series 3-0 and regain the number 1 position in Test matches. It was a team performance by the India. Whenever India was in trouble, somebody stood up for the team. India played with positive attitude and never allowed the New Zealand team a chance to comeback in the series.
Here we look at the top five performers for India in the test series.
- R Ashwin
R Ashwin was the leading wicket-taker for India in the recently concluded test series. He finished the series with 27 wickets. During this test series he became the second fastest bowler in test cricket to take 200 wickets. His performance in the test series against New Zealand was outstanding. In this test series Ashwin troubled the New Zealand batsmen especially Kane Williamson. He dismissed the New Zealand captain four times. He picked 5 wickets in an innings 3 times and 10 wickets in a match twice. In the final test match at Indore he picked 13 wickets in total which decimated the New Zealand batting line-up. This was his 7th man of the series award. Before this series he was awarded the man of the series in Sri Lanka, West Indies, against South Africa in India. For his brilliant performance in third test he was awarded the man of the match and also the man of the series.
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