India seemed to have worked on their bench strength really well and it yielded the results with another man of the series award for a debut player which is great signs moving forward. There is nothing better for a player to keep contributing consistently in his debut series and win the man of the series award.
It also brings positivity among the team and also a healthy competition inside the team for places that will benefit them in the future. It is always a depiction of a big player coming up in the ranks and it has happened in the past. Here are 5 Indian players who won the Man of the Series Award in their debut ODI series.
5 Indian Players Who Won “Man Of The Series Award” In Their Debut ODI Series:
Brijesh Patel vs England, 1974
This was India’s first-ever ODI series in international cricket and against England, captained by Ajit Wadekar, India stepped into the field. It was a two-match ODI series and Brijesh Patel who played 10 ODIs in his career scoring 243 runs at an average of 30.37, finished as the man of the series alongside Keith Fletcher.
He played an 82 run knock-off just 78 deliveries in the first ODI against England and took India to a respectable total, but wasn’t enough as England chased it down comfortably. In the second ODI, he was unlucky to be dismissed run out for 12 and he looked like the most comfortable batsmen on display from the Indian batting order in their maiden ODI series.