Team India Player Report Card After India v West Indies T20 Series
Team India won the third and final T20 match against the West Indies on December 11 to clinch the three match series 2-1. Captain Virat Kohli will be pleased with the win because it was a tough series against a powerful West Indian team led by new captain Kieron Pollard.
India ended up on the winning side because a number of players did well. However, there were also a few players who underperformed. We take a look at all players who had a role to play in the three match series and rank them from a 0 to 10 basis.
TEAM INDIA BATSMEN:
KL Rahul (8/10): had a good series with scores of 62,11 and 91 and showed he belongs at the top of the order. His 91 in the third and final T20 earned him the man of the match award. Rahul needs to consider himself a senior in the side and take on more responsibility going forward.
Rohit Sharma (6/10): had a couple of poor knocks in the first two games with scores of 8 and 15. However, he came good in the third T20 and played a blinder hitting 71 of just 34 balls to give Team India the start they needed. He also captained the sided for a few overs in the final T20.
Virat Kohli (10/10): was absolutely brilliant. He played a match winning innings in the first T20 scoring an unbeaten 94, failed in the second T20 hitting just 19 and then played a game changing innings in the third T20 hitting 70 from 29 balls. Kohli was adjudged the man of the series.
Rishabh Pant (2/10): suffered a massive failure. Team India fans are begging the selectors to drop him and stop giving him more chances. Pant should play domestic cricket to find form.
Shreyas Iyer (3/10): to be fair Iyer never had a lot of opportunity this series. The think-tank decided to bat Pant ahead of him in all three games. He came in usually when there was just a couple of overs left and slogging was the only option.
Shivam Dube (5/10): did not impress with his bowling as much as he would have liked but did impress with his batting in the second T20 when he came in at 3 and made 54 from 30 balls.
Ravindra Jadeja (5/10): played the first two T20 games and did not do much with the bat. He had a good game with the ball in the first match but was expensive in the second. The selectors dropped him for the third T20.
TEAM INDIA BOWLERS
Deepak Chahar (6/10): he started poorly conceding 56 runs in the first T20 but got better with each game. He had a good game in the third T20 sending down his 4 overs for just 20 runs and took 2 wickets.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4/10): was definitely not at his best this series and ended up taking just 2 wickets in three matches. Both those wickets coming in the third T20. His pace was in the lower 130s and it looks like he needs to get his confidence back.
Yuzvendra Chahal (5/10): played the first two T20 games and did reasonably well. Never a major threat to the West Indies.
Kuldeep Yadav (5/10): only played the third and final T20 and delivered when it mattered. He was expensive sending down his 4 overs for 45 runs but he took 2 big wickets.
Washington Sundar (4/10): bowled well in the first two games but only bowled 1 over in the third. However, he was very poor in the field dropping easy catches in the first two T20s.
Mohammad Shami (8/10): played only the third T20 but bowled a great spell. He took 2 wickets conceding just 25 runs.
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