Tim Seifert was the best batsman, but how did the others perform? Let’s analyze the T20I batting performance from India tour of New Zealand 2019
After a fairly one-sided ODI series, New Zealand finally managed to make a strong comeback as they defeated India 2-1 after a nail-biting final. This was also India’s first series loss after 30 months.
While we did not see good performances with the bat in the ODI series, how did the batsmen perform in the recently concluded T20I series?
Let’s try to analyze the T20I batting performance in the series in our article.
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 perceptions, we have kept things simple by comparing the overall performance rating of all the batsmen to find out the top batsmen of the tour.
Right then, let’s analyze the batting performance of the top six batsmen of the series.
Tim Seifert came into the tournament with a ‘not so good’ T20 International experience of eight matches. While the experience was not good, his performance in the series was exactly the opposite of what he performed previously.
Overall, he managed to score a total of 139 runs from 3 innings at a strike rate of 173.75. His strike rate of 173.75 was the best in the series among batsmen facing 25 balls or more.
The best thing about his batting was his fearless approach. It was him and Colin Munro that gave the much-needed attacking start at the top.
In the absence of Guptill, Seifert has done a fabulous job, and looks a great prospect for the Kiwis.
Tim Seifert gets a performance rating of 10 and has accumulated a total of 309 performance points in three games.
The hard-hitting T20 specialist, Colin Munro had a superb T20I tournament after a horrible outing in the ODI series.
He was the second-highest run-scorer of the series as he managed a total of 118 runs from 3 innings at a strike rate of 163.88.
Apart from providing quick starts, the highlight for Munro was his match-winning 72 in the third match.
Colin Munro gets a performance rating of 8.9 and has accumulated a total of 267 performance points in three games.
Colin de Grandhomme:
The Kiwi all-rounder, Colin de Grandhomme was one of the most important batsmen for the Kiwis. His valuable knocks of 50 and 30 lower down the order proved to be the turning point of the series as he turned good scores into match-winning scores.
Overall, Colin de Grandhomme managed to score a total of 83 runs from 3 innings at a strike rate of 172.91. His strike rate of 172.91 was second best among batsmen playing 25 balls or more.
Colin de Grandhomme gets a performance rating of 6.07 and has accumulated a total of 182 performance points in three games.
A lot was expected from Rohit Sharma in the absence of Virat Kohli, but it was a hard-fought series for him; both as captain and batsman.
A poor display in the first match was followed by a match-winning 50, which was followed by an underwhelming 38 of 32 balls in a chase of 213.
Overall, Rohit Sharma managed to score a total of 89 runs from 3 innings at a strike rate of 134.8.
Considering Rohit Sharma was India’s best batsman shows how bad India’s batting display was in the series as a team with few good individual performances here and there.
Rohit Sharma gets a performance rating of 5.87 and has accumulated a total of 176 performance points in three games.
For the fifth batsman, we decided to focus on Vijay Shankar as we have already covered three Kiwis.
Vijay Shankar played the role of a specialist batsman in the series as Rohit Sharma decided to not use him at all as a bowler.
Well, to be honest, he did a decent job getting starts in all the three innings, and showed potential to be considered purely as a batsman in the future tournaments.
Overall, he managed to score a total of 84 runs from 3 innings at a superb strike-rate of 155.55. His strike rate of 155.55 was the best among Indians facing 25 balls or more.
Vijay Shankar gets a performance rating of 5.23 and has accumulated a total of 157 performance points in three games.
The performance ratings for other key batsmen are as follows
- Kane Williamson || 4.63
- Rishabh Pant || 4.6
- MS Dhoni || 4.27
- Shikhar Dhawan || 3.7
Thanks for reading! Whose performance did you like the most? Please, let’s know in the comments.
Adesh Kothari is the founder of AK4Tsay1 Cricalytics.
Cricket to him is like what ‘Football is to Lionel Messi’, ‘Singing is to Lata Mangeshkar’, ‘Dancing is to Michael Jackson’, and what ‘Acting is to Clint Eastwood’.
Besides his effervescent love for Cricket, Adesh is an MBA by qualification.