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Marks out of 10: Player ratings for India after their series win over West Indies

by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

India’s preparations of the 2022 T20 World Cup continued with a 4-1 series victory over West Indies.

Here’s a look at how the 17 players used by India fared across the series:

Rohit Sharma – 7/10

108 runs @ 36, SR: 163.63; one fifty, HS: 64

Sharma led from the front in India’s attempt to play a more attacking brand of cricket in T20Is, although his second T20I dismissal at the hands of Obed McCoy will reignite concerns over his vulnerability against left-arm seam with the new ball.

Suryakumar Yadav – 7/10

135 runs @ 33.75, SR: 168.75; one fifty, HS: 76

Promoted to the top of the order for the first time in his T20I career, the change in position had minimal impact on his relentless returns with the bat in T20Is for India. Yadav’s strike rate was even higher than Sharma’s as his series helped him rise to the number two in the T20I batting rankings. There aren’t many more destructive T20 players on the planet right now.

Shreyas Iyer – 5/10

98 runs @ 24.50, SR: 119.51; one fifty, HS: 64

A mixed series for Iyer who struggled to get going before registering a half-century from the top of the order in the series finale.

Rishabh Pant – 6/10

115 runs @ 38.33, SR: 141.97; no fifties, HS: 44

A decent series for Pant who improved on his surprisingly underwhelming career T20I record.

Hardik Pandya – 6/10

64 runs @ 16, SR: 114.28; no fifties: 31

Two wickets @ 36, ER: 6; BBI: 1-19

Pandya wasn’t his usual destructive self with the bat though India will be encouraged with how well he bowled in the second and third games of the series, where he went at less than a run a ball across a pair of four-over spells.

Ravindra Jadeja – 7/10

43 runs @ 21.50, SR: 100; no fifties, HS: 27

Two wickets @ 21, ER: 6; BBI: 1-16

Frugal with the ball, Jadeja was characteristically difficult to get away in the opening two games of the series. With the bat, Jadeja struggled to get going in both innings though the match situation in the second T20I – he came in at 61-4 in the seventh over – was a mitigating factor.

Dinesh Karthik – 5/10

66 runs @ 22, SR: 132; no fifties, HS: 41*

Karthik started the series spectacularly with a 19-ball 41* in the dying stages of India’s first innings, helping catapult his side to a match-winning score of 190. There were a few failures thereafter, such is the life of a T20 finisher.

Sanju Samson: 5/10

45 runs @ 45, SR: 132.35; no fifties, HS: 30*

Introduced for the fourth and fifth games of the series, it was somewhat of a missed opportunity for Samson. He wasn’t particularly ruthless at the death in the fourth T20I and in the fifth, fell before he really got going.

Deepak Hooda: 6/10

69 runs @ 34.50, SR: 135.29; no fifties, HS: 38

Afforded a pair of opportunities at No. 3 in the final two games of the series, Hooda impressed with a 25-ball 38 in the series finale.

Ishan Kishan: 2/10

11 runs @ 11, SR: 84.61; no fifties, HS: 11

Registered a 13-ball 11 in his sole outing. Given the fierce competition for places, fringe India batters need to make the most of every opportunity they get to stake a claim for T20 World Cup selection.

Axar Patel: 7/10

29 runs @ 29, SR: 193.33; no fifties, HS: 20*

Five wickets @ 12.60, ER: 9; BBI: 3-15

Patel was exceptional in the series finale, prising out West Indies’ top three after being trusted with the new ball. For a player of his talent, he is extremely unlucky not to have played more for India over the years.

Ravichandran Ashwin: 8/10

Three wickets @ 26.66, ER: 6.66; BBI: 2-22

A very good series for Ashwin who took big wickets without conceding many runs – a handy combination.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar: 6/10

Three wickets @ 26.33, ER: 7.18; BBI: 2-35

Not as threatening with the new ball as he has been in the past but still a decent series for the swing bowler.

Ravi Bishnoi: 9/10

Eight wickets @ 8.62, ER: 6.46; BBI: 4-16

A constant wicket-taking presence throughout the series, an impressive outing for the young leg-spinner.

Arshdeep Singh: 8/10

Seven wickets @ 16.14, ER: 6.58; BBI: 3-12

A sensational series for Arshdeep who must surely now go to the T20 World Cup. A supremely skilled, whippy left-armer, Arshdeep will surely be a handful in Australia if selected.

Avesh Khan: 3/10

Three wickets @ 38.33, ER: 10.14; BBI: 2-17

A disappointing series for Avesh, whose stock fell somewhat as others thrived around him.

Kuldeep Yadav: 9/10

Three wickets @ 4, ER: 3; BBI: 3-12

He only got on the park in the last game of the series but couldn’t have done much better in his sole appearance in the series, running through West Indies’ lower and middle order.

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