Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh believes Rohit Sharma led- India team will win the T20I series 2-1 against New Zealand.
India will take on New Zealand in the first of the three T20Is on Wednesday at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
India winning the series 2-1 is what I am predicting: Harbhajan Singh
This will be a new era for the Indian team after Virat Kohli stepped down from India’s T20I captaincy role after the T20 World Cup.
Rohit was named the captain of the 17-member squad against New Zealand, who too will be without their regular skipper Kane Williamson.
Williamson will be resting to prepare for the Test series, and Tim Southee will lead the Black Caps in the T20Is.
Harbhajan has predicted the Men in Blue to win the T20I series 2-1 against the Black Caps.
“I wish Team India all the best, and I hope they win. India winning the series 2-1 is what I am predicting,” Harbhajan told Star Sports.
Harbhajan Singh wants Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav to play more matches
India had a dismal campaign in the T20 World Cup, where they also lost to New Zealand by eight wickets and finished third on the points table of Group 2.
Harbhajan opined that youngsters like Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav get enough matches to play in order to prepare themselves for the next edition of the T20 World Cup.
“I want to see some of the new players in a different role. Like Ishan Kishan, I want to see him play regularly. He has a lot of potential.
“He will be a key player for the next T20 World Cup. He will have the responsibility of batting at No. 3, so I feel he should be given as many chances as possible,” Harbhajan said.
“Apart from him, Suryakumar Yadav is a player who can fit in any format. A player like him can bat at any position. I would want that role to be given to him.
“Because he is a player who can win you tournaments, not only matches. He has that 360-degree game. He is one of those guys I am really looking forward to see performing,” he added.
India will also work under a new head coach in the name of Rahul Dravid, who has already worked with many of the young players in India A tours and U-19 teams.