Following India’s 3-0 win over Zimbabwe, here are our player ratings for the series.
Shubman Gill – 9
245 runs @ 122.5, SR: 120.68
Gill has had outstanding back-to-back series with India’s ODI side. After finishing on 98 not out in the third ODI against the West Indies last month, he was finally able to celebrate his first international century in this series, hitting 130 in the finale. In the first ODI, he took India to a thumping 10-wicket win with an unbeaten 82.
Shikhar Dhawan – 7
154 runs @ 77, SR: 76.23
Joined Gill for an unbeaten 192-run partnership in the first ODI and followed that up with a quickfire 21-ball 33 in the second. A more sedate 40 followed in the finale, rounding off a solid series for the veteran left-hander.
KL Rahul – 2
31 runs @ 15.5, SR: 60.78
Playing his first internationals since February, India’s stand-in captain had a quiet series, his dismissal for 1 in the second ODI followed by a 46-ball 30.
Ishan Kishan – 6
56 runs @ 28, SR: 75.67
Joined forces with Gill for a 140-run stand in the final ODI, one that ultimately decided the game.
Sanju Samson – 8
58 runs @ 58, SR: 111.53
Rescued India after they were reduced to 97-4 in the second ODI, guiding them to victory with an unbeaten 43 off 39 balls.
Deepak Hooda – 4
26 runs @ 13, SR: 66.66 | 1 wicket @ 15, ER: 5
A 36-ball 25 in the second ODI continued his run of starts in ODIs, but a substantial score awaits. Five of his six scores in the format have been in the 25-33 range. Picked up the timely wicket of Sean Williams in the second ODI.
Axar Patel – 8
6 wickets @ 11.5, ER: 3.20 | 7 runs @ 7, SR: 63.63
India’s leading wicket-taker in the series and their most economical bowler too.
Deepak Chahar – 7
5 wickets @ 20.4, ER: 6
Player of the Match in the first ODI after he ran through the top order. Took some tap in the finale, but still picked up a couple of wickets.
Shardul Thakur – 7
4 wickets @ 23.25, ER: 5.81
India’s star bowler in the second ODI, in which he took 3-38 from his seven overs.
Avesh Khan – 6
3 wickets @ 22, ER: 6.94
Came under attack in his only appearance of the series, but still held his nerve at the finish, bowling Victor Nyauchi with a yorker to seal a 3-0 series win.
Mohammad Siraj – 7
2 wickets @ 26, ER: 3.25
Particularly economical in the second ODI, in which he took 1-16 from his eight overs.
Prasidh Krishna – 7
4 wickets @ 19.5, ER: 5.5
Took three wickets in the opener, continuing the fine start to his ODI career; now has 25 wickets from 14 matches at 23.92.
Kuldeep Yadav – 6
3 wickets @ 41, ER: 4.39
His best day of the series was his last, when he took figures of 2-38, his best in ODI cricket since December 2019.