New Zealand Tour of India 2017: Top 5 Batsmen from Both the Teams

The Kiwis are already on the Indian soil and two One Day Internationals (ODIs) out of the three-match series are already over. Both sides have won one match each and there has been spectacular performance from players on both sides.

Let’s see who tops the first five places in the batting performance on both sides.

Kiwi Squad

Kane Williamson: This Kiwi skipper is the brightest prospect and one of the most consistent performers for the team. He is capable of driving victory single-handedly and hence a threat to the Indian bowlers. Played 116 ODI so far, he has a strike rate of 84.05.

Martin Guptill: Making his debut in 2009, over the years this flamboyant Kiwi opener has become a vital member of the team. He is a gifted stroke-maker who can score big runs. His highest score in ODIs till date is 237* playing against the West Indies in the 2015 World Cup.

Colin de Grandhomme: He is an explosive batting all-rounder, who graduated to the international circuit after a string of impressive performances in the domestic circuit.

Tom Latham: Cricket runs in the genes of this talented batsman who is the son of the former Kiwi player, Rod Latham. He has played 60 ODIs so far with a strike rate of 80.74.

Colin Munro: He is a talented bloke in the Kiwi squad who is a regular feature in the limited overs format for the country for his batting and in fact all-rounder skills.

Indian Squad

New Zealand Tour of India 2017: Top 5 Indian Batsmen

Virat Kohli: The Indian skipper became an overnight teen sensation when he led the country to victory in Under-19 World Cup in 2008. Immediately after that, he was inducted into the national team and now he is one of the most successful captains of the Indian team for all three formats of the game.

Rohit Sharma: This talented Indian player has made both the connoisseurs and experts fall in love with his balance and the time he finds to play his shots. He is a very experienced and great player having played 170 ODIs so far.

Shikhar Dhawan: Having made his ODI debut in 2010, Shikhar has evolved as a solid but aggressive left-handed opener. He is a superb driver of the ball and loves to play straight drive and off-drive.

Ajinkya Rahane: Another strong right-handed batsman for India, Rahane has represented the country in U-19 also. He is also the 11th player in the long history of Ranji Trophy to score 1,000 runs in a single edition.

MS Dhoni: No one can beat the style of the former Indian skipper to seal the victory with a boundary. Till the time he is on the crease, he is capable of driving the team home single-handedly.

All these batsmen from both the sides are worth watching.

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