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Indian cricketers poured in their thoughts and condemned the attacks on the security forces.
This T20I series will be a good opportunity for youngsters like Krunal Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Shubman Gill to rise to the occasion and stake a claim for a World Cup spot.
India vs New Zealand: Rishabh Pant a great asset for team, changes games in little time, says Shikhar Dhawan
Pant, recently adjudged the ICC's Emerging Cricket of the Year, returns to the side for the T20s against New Zealand starting Wednesday after being left out of the ODIs which India won 4-1.
Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill starred in India's triumphant campaign in the U-19 World Cup 12 months ago and are now in the senior side.
Chasing a meagre 156-run target, opener Shikhar Dhawan (75 not out) starred with the bat to help his side cross the line with ease and 85 balls to spare.
Talking about Ahmed and Siraj, Dhawan said the youngsters will mature and get better with time.
Gavaskar wants the two players to compete in the ongoing Ranji Trophy, especially Dhoni, who is facing constant criticism for his waning batting form.
Kohli, who struck a brilliant half-century to ensure India overhaul the 165-run target in time, also lauded openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan's effort.
India first faltered in the field, letting Australia score 158 for four after rain shortened the contest to 17-overs-a-side affair.
Dhawan, who struggled throughout the preceding ODI series against West Indies, returned to form with a smashing 92 off 62 balls to help India beat the visitors by six wickets in the final T20.
Khaleel Ahmed showed promise in the first three overs, but messed it up in the final one by conceding 23 runs.
Shikhar Dhawan (92) and Rishabh Pant (58) scored superb half-centuries to guide the team home in the last ball of the thrilling match.
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In exchange of Dhawan, Delhi have released all-rounder Vijay Shankar, spinner Shahbaz Nadeem and the young Abhishek Sharma to Sunrisers.
Virat Kohli will captain the side, fresh from handing down a white-wash to the visitors in a two-match Test series.