India demolishes New Zealand in the 3-match ODI series at home: Player ratings for the visitors

Devon Conway scored a remarkable hundred in the series against India

It was a forgettable outing for New Zealand in the recently concluded ODI series against India. They were whitewashed 0-3 badly with no bowlers impressed much. Opener Devon Conway and all-rounder Michael Bracewell scored a few runs for their team.

Let us take a look at the performances of the New Zealand players in the ODI series:

Top Order

Finn Allen (3/10): Finn Allen was given opportunities in all three games but the opener failed to live up to the expectation for his side. With only 40 runs in three games, he couldn’t give his team some good starts which were needed. In two out of three innings, Allen was out for a duck.

Now, the right-hander would like to bring back his lost form in the upcoming T20I series which will start on the 27th of January. In a shorter format like T20Is, it is crucial to get a good start from the openers and Allen would be aware of his importance in the team going forward.

Devon Conway (7/10): Devon Conway did not score in the first two games of the series but he came back with a bang in the final ODI with a splendid 138. His powerful innings which included eight sixes, went in a losing cause as the Blackcaps failed to achieve the target of 386.

His form was a positive sign for himself going forward in the T20I series. If New Zealand wants to score big, then Conway has to fire for his team in the best possible way. Undoubtedly, the opener would also need support from the other end.

Henry Nicholls (3.5/10) Henry Nicholls was another top-order player who failed to deliver in the ODI series. He scored just 62 runs in the series where none of the innings was impressive. The experience Nicholls must have understood the responsibility as a senior member of the team in the upcoming tours. The left-handed player is not a part of the T20I series.

Middle Order

Daryl Mitchell (4/10): Daryl Mitchell scored just 34 runs in the series but the right-arm medium pacer picked up two crucial wickets of Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav in the first ODI. 

Both players were set at the wicket but the New Zealander removed them to restrict India to 349 which was otherwise looking like 400 on the board. In the same match, Shubman Gill scored a remarkable double-century.

Tom Latham (2.5/10): It was a forgettable series for the stand-in skipper Tom Latham who could only manage to score 25 runs in three games. He was clearly facing the pressure of captaincy throughout the series in the absence of Kane Williamson.

Latham is an integral part of the squad, especially in ODIs and the southpaw would look to forget this outing and change himself for the next opportunity.

Glenn Philips (3/10): Another below performer for the Kiwian in the series, Glenn Philips scored just 52 runs in his three games. However, the right-hander hit few shots in the 2nd ODI where the visitors were bowled out for just 108. A batsman like Philips is one of the important players in the middle order for New Zealand and will look to score runs in the upcoming T20I series.


Michael Bracewell (8/10): Michael Bracewell is one of the few New Zealanders who was impressive in the series. The southpaw was unbelievable in his innings of 140 in the first game. He almost took his team across the line in the opening match but luck did not go his way.

Bracewell smashed 10 maximums in his innings which is one of the finest moments of the series. Not only this, but he also picked up a wicket though he was proved to be expensive. The left-hander is now all set to fire in the T20I series against India.

Mitchell Santner (7.5/10): One of the known all-rounders in the world, Mitchell Santner tried his level best with the bat and ball but couldn’t give his side a victory. He gave several cameos with the willow as he scored 118 runs in the series.

Santer was ordinary with the ball as he could only pick up 2 wickets in the entire series. The left-arm spinner was expensive but his overall stats are much better than this. Santner will be one of the important players for New Zealand in the World Cup as well later this year in the same country.


Henry Shipley (3/10): It is just the beginning of Shipley’s career and he would improve only from here. The right-arm medium pacer just picked up 3 wickets in the two games he played but it was a challenge for him to bowl in front of Shubman Gil and Rohit Sharma.

Shipley has to improve his line and length in international cricket if he wants to be a part of the World Cup squad for the Blackcaps.

Blair Tickner (4.5/10): Tickner was the highest wicket-taker for New Zealand in this series with 4 wickets to his name. So far, he has just been a part of 9 ODIs and would gain more experience from this series. Tickner is also a part of the T20I series and he would like to pick up more wickets in this series. 

With no Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli this time, Tickner’s chances of picking up wickets could be high if he bowls against some new players for him like Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Prithvi Shaw, etc.

Jacob Duffy (3/10): It was a century for Jacob Duffy in the only game he played but in the form of bowling. Though he picked up three wickets in the match, Duffy spent 100 runs in his 10 overs. He sent Virat Kohli, Surykumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya back to the pavilion. Now, the right-arm pacer will be having another chance to prove himself in the T20I series.

Lockie Ferguson (4/10): One of the fastest bowlers in the world right now, had a terrible series with just one wicket to his name. He spent 151 runs in his three games and failed to trouble any Indian batsman. 

Ferguson is the kind of player who will be key for New Zealand in future series and in the World Cup. It is very important for the team to see him back to his best alongside the Test skipper Tim Southee who missed the recently concluded ODI series against India.