Nidahas trophy turned out to be an exciting affair with some extraordinary performances and a sound team effort in most of the situations. Though India sent a grade B team for the tour, the way the team performed and the way they dominated over the other two at most of the instances is something worth praising.
There were a lot of positives and takeaways for the Indian team and the way the team played, the objective of the Indian team management was fulfilled up to a large extent.
Here are the four takeaways for Indian team from the Nidahas trophy.
Washington Sundar is a player to watch out for
The Young 18-year all-rounder was mighty effective throughout the tournament bowling in the powerplays. He bowled a total of 78 deliveries in the power play and gave away only 77 runs of them. Though he did not get the chance to bat, he excelled with the bowl and was rightly adjudged as the man of the tournament. With a great performance in the series, Sundar has made his case very strong for a regular place in the team and it will be interesting to see how well he turns out in the IPL under the leadership of Virat Kohli.
The Number 4 problem still Remains unanswered
One of the major weaknesses of the Indian team in the limited over fixtures has been an unstable number 4 position. A number of players have been tried at the same but finally, the management seems to be getting a solution to the number 4 problem. Keeping the 2019 World Cup in mind, Suresh Raina was expected to perform brilliantly in the tri-series to be given a longer streak at the number 4 position, Though he played a couple of good cameos he never looked in a rhythm like before and struggled for a large part of the tournament which puts a question mark on his place in the side.
Dinesh Kartik is here to stay
He was easily one of the biggest positives from the tri-series. The Tamil-Nadu Wicketkeeper was exceptional both in front and behind the wickets. Though he got a limited number of chances to bat, he batted really well whenever he came out to bat. He scored 85 runs at a high strike rate of 197 and also remained unbeaten throughout the tournament. He played a couple of very crucial knocks including a match-winning 29 of 8 balls in the final.
Rohit Sharma is a great captain
The Series was always going to be an important affair for Rohit Sharma not only as the batsman but also as the stand-in skipper of the side. Team management at the end will be satisfied from Rohit as the Indian team managed to win all the games in the series after an early hiccup against Srilanka in the series opener. The stand-in Indian skipper also got into a good batting form by scoring 89 against Srilanka in the group stage and a crafty 56 against Bangladesh in the finals. The Mumbai Indians skipper and his fans will be breathing a sigh of relief after his good outing in the Nidahas trophy and will be hoping that he continues his great form.