Cricket: Blackcaps call for patience over rookie bowlers after empathic series defeat against India

The Blackcaps are pleading for patience over their rookie bowlers, following an emphatic 3-0 series defeat to India, which saw them at the mercy of the hosts' batters.

New Zealand were without their frontline quicks, with Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Matt Henry and Kyle Jamieson all unavailable for the one-day matches.

Their absence saw newcomers Blair Tickner, Henry Shipley and Jacob Duffy called upon, with none escaping the punishment of the relentless Indian hitting.

Tickner was the highest wicket-taker of the bunch with four, but was the only one of the three to play in every match of the series, conceding 164 runs.

Shipley didn't fare much better, with 103 runs scored against him with three wickets taken in his two matches at more than seven runs an over.

Duffy, meanwhile, went for an incredible 100 runs in his only match, with Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill both bringing up centuries in the third ODI.

But acting Blackcaps coach Luke Ronchi has called their introduction to international cricket necessary, and believes it will put them in good stead for the future.

"That's the only way it works, we've had some amazing bowlers for New Zealand play for quite a while now," he said.

"That's the nature of cricket, guys get to a certain point and they retire, or they go onto different things and new guys have to come in and unfortunately, that's just the way it is.

"These new guys have to learn and need to understand the differences between domestic cricket and international cricket.

"We have to give them time, we can't expect them to come in and be world No.1 after a couple of games.

"That's just the nature of it and that's the opportunity and learnings that Tickner, Jacob Duffy, Henry Shipley, those sorts of guys, that's what they get from coming on these sorts of tours.

"They'll gain a lot of knowledge and experience from these tours, even if with how hard they have been, but then they can take that home and work on their skillset and do it whenever they get a next opportunity to play for the Blackcaps."

The Blackcaps conclude their tour of India with a three-match Twenty20 International series, starting on Saturday morning (NZ time).