India have been unbeaten in Tests, secured the No 1 Test ranking, been the champions in both senior and U-19 Asia Cups, semi-finalists in the World T20 and runners-up in the U-19 World Cup. The year 2016, has indeed been memorable.
The India-New Zealand One-Day International (ODI) series was the highest-rated bilateral ODI cricket series in the last three years, principal broadcasters Star Sports said on Monday.
For a senior player it's important to walk the talk which is precisely what Amit Mishra wants to do so that the juniors can follow his example.
New Zealand are considered a better limited overs side than a Test side, and their performance on the tour of India proves why this is the case. Here are a few statistical landmarks and milestones achieved during this series.
Amit Mishra starred at Vizag as India defeated New Zealand by 190 runs to win the ODI series 3-2.
Statistical highlights of the fifth and final ODI between India and New Zealand.
Going into the final match with the series level at two matches apiece, the Kiwis would have been very hopeful of effecting an upset, but it wasn't to be.
He scored 358 runs, and every time he crossed 50, India won. He averaged 119.33 at better than a run a ball and made an outstanding 154 not out when India were chasing 285 in Mohali. He is a batting phenomenon and he is getting better
Bruised and battered by India after being bundled out for a meager 79 while chasing 270 in the series-deciding fifth and final ODI in Visakhapatnam, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson on Sunday termed the performance of his batting department as "frustrating".
India vs New Zealand: Series won, but hosts didn't learn a single new thing, unearthed zero new talents
After a grueling three-Test five-ODI series, the answer to the question "Did Indian cricket officialdom learn anything" must be either "No!" or "nothing new
India won the fifth and final ODI in the series against New Zealand by a massive 190 runs but it still wasn't a perfect win for the hosts.
It's not easy if one is not an automatic choice in the playing XI, but if there is a coach like Anil Kumble who can give a pat on the back during lean phase it becomes easier, feels Amit Mishra, who emerged the stand-out bowler in just concluded ODI series with 15 wickets
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni lavished praise on his bowlers for the resounding series-clinching win over New Zealand in the fifth and final ODI in Visakhapatnam, describing the effort as "one of the best performances by the bowlers"
Amit Mishra produced a magical spell to claim 5 for 18 as India clinched five-match ODI series 3-2 with a thumping 190-run victory in the final game at Visakhapatnam on Saturday.
With the ODI cricket series between India and New Zealand squared at 2-2, catch all the live scores and updates from Vizag as an under-fire MS Dhoni hopes to capture the series decider.
In an attempt to promote gender equality, the Indian team on Saturday sported jerseys with their mothers' names during the fifth and final ODI against New Zealand in Vizag.
India vs New Zealand 2016: Jasprit Bumrah bowls in nets ahead of Vizag ODI after returning to fitness
A fit-again pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who missed the last ODI in Ranchi, bowled with vigour as eight Indian players turned up for the optional practice session on the eve of the series-deciding fifth and final game against New Zealand in Visakhapatnam on Saturday.
"Everyone is really looking forward to tomorrow. It's been a long tour for some guys and it'll be nice to finish what's been a tough tour on a high note," said Southee.
If there is one lesson India can take from the visitors, it would be to keep playing positively, despite the situation.