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West Indies v India 2022

Marks out of 10: India player ratings after their ODI series win over West Indies

by Sarah Waris 5 minute read

India completed a whitewash in the three-match ODI series against West Indies in the Caribbean. Here are the player ratings for the visiting team:

Shikhar Dhawan: 7/10

168 runs @ 56, HS: 97

The India skipper missed out on his hundred in the first ODI, scoring 97 off 99 as India posted 308-7 on the board. He scored a scratchy 31-ball 13 in the next game, but laid a solid foundation in the third match, with his second fifty of the series, getting out for 58. The captain was also on the mark with his bowling changes throughout the series.

Shubman Gill: 9/10

205 runs @ 102.50, HS: 98*

Gill has emerged as a strong candidate to make the ODI team consistently, after three fine knocks. A point is, however, deducted, as he failed to convert his starts in the first two games. When he finally seemed to rectify the errors and get to his maiden ODI ton, rain played spoilsport, leaving him stranded on 98* on Wednesday.

Sanju Samson: 3/10

72 runs @ 36, HS: 54

Samson, who was preferred over Ishan Kishan in all three ODIs, did not really grab his chances, scoring 12 and 6*, besides a fifty in the second game where he was run out at a crucial juncture. His spectacular save in the first ODI, which helped India clinch the game, gives him an extra point.

Shreyas Iyer: 8/10

161 runs @ 53.66, HS: 63

Iyer, who averages over 42 in ODIs this year, continued his fine form, scoring two fifties in the first two ODIs before getting dismissed for a quick 44 off 34 balls in the third game. Walking out at No.3, Iyer ensured the batting rate never dropped drastically, striking at 99.38.

Suryakumar Yadav: 2/10

30 runs @ 10, HS: 13

Suryakumar’s best format remains T20Is, a fact that was again proven in the ODI series against the Windies, where he managed scores of 13, nine and eight. He walked out when India had a good foundation in all three games, and needed Suryakumar to accelerate, which the Mumbai Indians batter was unable to do.

Deepak Hooda: 5/10

60 runs @ 30, HS: 33
1 wicket @ 80, BBI: 1-42

The in-form Deepak Hooda was unable to keep the streak going, getting two starts – a 32-ball 27 in the first and a knock of 33 in 36 deliveries in the next game. He was yet another middle-order batter who could not capitalise on the starts by the openers in the series.

Shardul Thakur: 7/10

10 runs @ 10, HS: 7*
7 wickets @ 17.85, BBI: 3-54

Thakur was unable to star with the bat, departing for three in the second ODI, when India were in a spot of bother, chasing 312. However, he was once again the partnership-breaker for the side with the ball, ending as the joint-highest wicket-taker from the team, including picking up a three-for.

Axar Patel: 7.5/10

85 runs @ 85, HS: 64*
2 wickets @ 60.50, BBI: 1-38

Axar gets an extra two points for his blistering finish in the second ODI, making a career-best 64* in only 35 balls after India were reeling at 256-6 in 44.1 overs, needing 312 for a win. His bowling was not the most impressive, however.

Avesh Khan: 1/10

0 wickets

Avesh made his debut in the second ODI in place of injured Prasidh Krishna but was unable to leave a mark, going wicketless and conceding nine runs an over.

Mohammed Siraj: 7.5/10

4 wickets @ 29.25, BBI: 2-14

Siraj kept his nerves under pressure in the first ODI, defending 15 runs in a high-scoring match. He mixed up his deliveries well, and was particularly impressive in the third ODI, scalping two wickets in his first over to set the hosts back.

Yuzvendra Chahal: 9/10

7 wickets @ 20.57, BBI: 4-17

Chahal continued his excellent run in the series against West Indies, even picking up four wickets in just four overs in the last ODI, despite limping for most parts due to injury. Chahal troubled batters with his googlies, flighted the ball and got the ball to spin sharply, and is arguably the best slower bowler from India currently.

Prasidh Krishna: 2/10

1 wicket @ 92, BBI: 1-30

Prasidh was expensive in the two games that he played, and lacked the sting, which has made him one of the most promising quicks in the country.

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