Team India Player Report Card After New Zealand v India ODI Series
We take a look at all of the players who participated in the ODI series and rank them from 0 to 10 based on their performance.
TEAM INDIA BATSMEN:
Prithvi Shaw (4/10): got into the 20s in the first two ODIs but could not convert it into a big score. He made 40 in the third ODI before getting run out.
Mayank Agarwal (3/10): made 32 in the first ODI but then struggled to get going and lost his wicket for single digit scores. This was a disappointing series for Agarwal who had a great opportunity of sending a strong message to the selectors that he can be a backup opener in the shorter format of the game as well.
Virat Kohli (4/10): scored a half century in the first ODI but then struggled to get going. With Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan in the side, it was imperative for Kohli to make the big runs. He will feel like he let the team down but will need to put it behind him quickly and focus on the test series.
Shreyas Iyer (9/10): had a brilliant series with scores of 103, 52 and 62 to cement his place in the side as the number 4 batsmen. Iyer will need to work on converting those 50s and 60s into big scores as he will now realize that it takes more than a half century to help India win.
KL Rahul (8/10): did a remarkable job keeping and batting this series. The role of the wicket-keeper has been thrust on KL Rahul because Kohli wants to be able to play the extra batsmen. He scored 88 not out in the first ODI, failed in the second ODI and made an impressive century in a losing cause in the third and final ODI.
Kedar Jadhav (5/10): played the first two ODIs and did well in the first ODI playing a cameo and scoring at a strike rate of 137. He failed in the second ODI and did not play the third.
Manish Pandey (7/10): played on the third ODI and made 42 from 48 balls. It is hard to criticize Pandey with him having just one knock in the series.
Ravindra Jadeja (7/10): made 55 in the second ODI and impressed with the ball as usual. Jadeja bowled economically throughout the series but was unable to pick up a lot of wickets.
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Kuldeep Yadav (2/10): played only the first ODI and was hit to all parts of the ground. He conceded 84 runs in his 10 overs and picked up 2 wickets. He was dropped for the next two ODIs.
Yuzvendra Chahal (9/10): was brought in as a replacement for K Yadav and he delivered taking 3 wickets in the second and third ODIs respectively.
Jasprit Bumrah (3/10): probably one of the biggest disappointments for Kohli. His main strike bowler did not pick up a single wicket in the series but did bowl economically. The lack of wickets taken by Bumrah hurt India in all three games.
Shardul Thakur (2/10): has turned out to be a very expensive bowler for India. He went for over 8 an over in the first and third ODIs and took 4 wickets in the series.
Navdeep Saini (5/10): had a decent game in the second ODI but was very expensive in the third ODI.
Mohammad Shami (5/10): played only the first ODI and turned out to be expensive and did not play the remaining two games.
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