Virat Kohli and Usman Khawaja, the stand-out performers as we look at the batting performance report card for the ODI series between India and Australia.
Virat Kohli and Usman Khawaja had a fantastic series, but how did the other batsmen perform? Let’s find out in our article on batting performance report card from Australia tour of India, 2019.
What a thrilling ODI series we have witnessed between India and Australia. Australia played with great passion and determination, and that showed in the result as they defeated the Indians 3-2 on their own backyard.
Overall, the series was a true mixture of bat and ball as there were useful contributions in both the departments.
Coming to the batting department, there were some brilliant individual performances from the likes of Virat Kohli, Ashton Turner, Usman Khawaja, Kedar Jadhav, etc. But, how did these batsmen perform in the series?. Let’s find out in our batting performance report card of the series.
Like always, we have stuck to our unique methodology to calculate the batting performance rating.
As always, we have analyzed the batting performances basis the performance rating calculated from the overall aspect of the game such as runs scored, consistency, acceleration bonus (1), number of fours, number of sixes, and the match-winning knocks.
To leave out the biases and perception, we have kept things simple by comparing the overall performance rating of all the batsmen to find out the top batsmen of World Cup 2019.
Right then, let’s analyze the batting performance report card of the top six batsmen of the ODI series between India and Australia.
#5: Kedar Jadhav
5 Inns | 172 Runs | 43 Avg. | 83.9 SR. | Performance Rating: 5.86
After a superb performance in the first match, Kedar Jadhav has had a rather decent series. In the first match, he combined with Dhoni to chase a slightly tricky score of 237. In the last match too, it was expected that he would guide India to a series victory, but that expectation was short-lived as he fell after a decent score of 44.
Apart from these two knocks, Kedar Jadhav failed in the other three innings. Overall, he managed to score a total of 172 runs 5 innings at an average of 43 and a strike rate of 83.09.
So, for his two good knocks and three failures, Kedar gets a performance rating of 5.52.
#4: Peter Handscomb
5 Inns | 236 Runs | 47.2 Avg. | 92.18 SR. | Performance Rating: 7
Peter Handscomb played a second-fiddle role to Usman Khawaja, and he played that pretty well.
He made a brilliant match-winning century in the fourth ODI and a superb fifty in the final ODI. However, there was a grey area too as apart from the above mention knocks, he had three failures.
Overall, Peter Handscomb scored 236 runs from 5 innings at an average of 47.2 and a strike rate of 92.18.
For his brilliant century and fifty, Peter Handscomb gets a performance rating of 7.
#3: Ashton Turner
3 Inns | 125 Runs | 62.5 Avg. | 145.34 SR. | Performance Rating: 9.17
Remember the fourth ODI? The man who made the Mohali pitch of his own. Yes, that’s Ashton Turner.
In the three matches, he was drafted in the side, he single-handedly won the fourth ODI as at one stage it looked as if the Indians would win it easily. What was impressive regarding that knock was his clean striking ability. Even the best, Jasprit Bumrah was taken to shatters.
However, apart from that solo knock, he didn’t have good scores in the other two. However, that one match-winning knock made up for the others.
Overall, Ashton Turner scored 125 runs from 3 innings at an average of 62.5 and a mind-blowing strike rate of 145.34.
For his brilliant knock and two failures, Ashton Turner gets a performance rating of 9.17.
#2: Virat Kohli
5 Inns | 310 Runs | 62 Avg. | 107.63 SR. | Performance Rating: 10
Another fantastic tournament for the King, Virat Kohli as he smashed twin back to back centuries in the tournament. Virat Kohli started decently in the first match scoring a decent 44, but it was the second and the third match where he got everyone to his feet. He made those two superb centuries when almost the entire Indian team was struggling to get going.
He almost won the third match for India before Adam Zampa got him with a brilliant delivery. However, his knock in the last ODI, where the team needed him the most was slightly disappointing.
Overall, Virat Kohli scored 310 runs from 5 innings at an average of 62 and a strike rate of 107.63
Anyway, taking nothing away from the consistent, Virat Kohli, he gets a performance rating of a perfect 10.
#1: Usman Khawaja
5 Inns | 383 Runs | 76.6 Avg. | 88.86 SR. | Performance Rating: 10
Usman Khawaja redefined consistency in this tournament as he played superbly in all the matches. His scores in the tournament read 50, 38, 104, 91 and 100. He also registered his maiden century in ODI cricket when he scored 104 in the third ODI.
While, Australia played truly like a team with useful contributions from Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Ashton Turner, etc., it was Usman Khawaja’s solidity at the top that proved to be the tournament changer for the Aussies.
Overall, he smashed 383 runs from 5 innings at an average of 76.6 and a strike rate of 88.86 are amazing figures.
Usman Khawaja gets a performance rating of 10.
The other batsmen who did fairly well were Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. While the disappointments were Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell.
Thanks for reading! Whose batting performance did you enjoy the most? Please, let’s know in the comments.
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