Jasprit Bumrah goes wicketless in 4th-straight ODI as India go down 0-3 vs New Zealand
Apart from the series whitewash, Jasprit Bumrah's form before the Test series are going to be an enormous cause for concern for Virat Kohli's Indian team as he once more did not devour a wicket within the third and final ODI against New Zealand on Tuesday.
Ranked No. 1 within the 50-over format, Bumrah's wicketless run has now stretched to four ODIs in succession since his return to the Indian limited-overs team in January, following his back injury. Before this series, Bumrah had never gone wicketless for quite 2 ODIs during a row.
This is also the primary time he has did not devour one wicket during a bilateral ODI series.
He finished with 0 for 50 in 10 overs in Mount Maunganui while within the first two matches he had figures of 0 for 64 and 0 for 53 respectively. altogether he has bowled 30 overs for 167 runs with 1 maiden to his name.
Bumrah actually , has managed to select just 1 wicket in his last 6 ODIs in 2020 but has fared better within the shortest format with 8 wickets in 7 T20Is this year.
The lack of wickets picked by Bumrah and therefore the remainder of the fast bowlers contributed to India's three successive losses as New Zealand easily chased down 297 in Mount Maunganui to comb the series 3-0.
The Black Caps rode on excellent knocks from Henry Nicholls (80), Martin Guptill (66) and Colin de Grandhomme (54 not out) to cross the finishing line with 5 wickets in hand and 17 balls to spare.
Yuzvendra Chahal was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 47 while Shardul Thakur and Ravindra Jadeja bagged one each but the target was just not large enough to prevent the rampaging Kiwis.
This is the primary time since 1989 that India are whitewashed by a team in an ODI bilateral series consisting of three or more matches. The hosts also exacted revenge for the 5-0 whitewash that they suffered against India within the T20I series before this.