5 blunders that cost India the T20I series against New Zealand

While fans and India’s extended cricket fraternity are busy blasting Dinesh Karthik for denying a crucial single to Krunal Pandya in the final over on the decisive T20I against New Zealand, we take a look at the ‘real’ reasons why the Rohit Sharma-led team went down in the three-match series.

‘Tinkering’ with the deadly ‘Kul-Cha’

It is a known fact that these two form the most lethal pair, especially in the shortest format of the game. In the final T20I, the Kiwi batsmen were clueless to which way Kuldeep Yadav’s is going to turn it. Kuldeep wasn’t played in the first two matches. Agreed, Yuzvendra Chahal was expensive in the first two games, but the effect of these two together is far greater than the sum their individual parts.

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