India vs NZ 2019: Daryl Mitchell, the stand-out performer as we look at the T20I bowling performance analysis.
The T20 series between India and New Zealand saw the batsmen dominating the tournament unlike the ODI series, which was a dream series for the bowlers.
In our last article, we saw the T20I Batting Performance Analysis- India Tour of New Zealand 2019. So, how did the bowlers perform in this series? Let’s find out through our India vs NZ 2019 T20I bowling performance analysis in our article.
To leave out the biases and perceptions, we have kept things simple with our methodology by comparing the performance points of different innings.
The objective here is to consider the overall aspect of the game such as wickets taken, economy rate, maidens bowled, the man of the match awards won and consistency. That is how we have defined our methodology.
Right then, let’s analyze the bowling performance of the top five bowlers of the series.
In a series with below-par bowling performances, Daryl Mitchell was the best of the lot. Even though this was a debut series for Daryl Mitchell, he was actually the bowler of the tournament.
Overall, he took 4 wickets from 3 innings at an economy rate of 8.68. These figures may not sound impressive, but an average of 13.75 and a strike rate of 9.5 were better than any other bowler in the tournament playing a minimum of 2 matches.
His best performance came in the third T20I where he got two important wickets of Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni.
Daryl Mitchell gets a performance rating of 7.7 and has accumulated a total of 154 performance points in three games.
Lockie Ferguson played for only two matches, but was very effective to shackle the top order in both the matches.
He took a total of 3 wickets from 2 innings at an economy rate of 6.62. His economy rate of 6.62 was the lowest among the bowlers playing a minimum of 2 innings.
The best thing about Lockie Ferguson’s bowling was his accurate bowling with a fiery pace. In both the matches he played, he took Shikhar Dhawan’s wicket with unplayable pacy deliveries.
Lockie Ferguson gets a performance rating of 6.91 and has accumulated a total of 138 performance points in two games.
The Kiwi spin bowling all-rounder was the cleverest bowler in the tournament. His strengths were not in bowling wrong-ones or bowling tight, but were in reading the batsman’s mind, and bowling in the right areas.
Overall, Mitchell Santner took 4 wickets from 3 innings at an economy rate of 8.
His best spell came in the first match where he took 2 wickets giving away only 24 runs from 4 overs.
Mitchell Santner gets a performance rating of 5.6 and has accumulated a total of 168 performance points in three games.
With one man of the match performance and two poor bowling displays, it is surprising to say that Krunal Pandya was India’s best bowler.
He gave away 54 runs in the last T20I; the most by any Indian bowler in New Zealand. Also, his 3 for 28 in the second T20I were the best bowling figures by an Indian bowler in New Zealand.
Overall, Krunal Pandya took 4 wickets from 3 innings at an economy rate of 9.91.
Krunal Pandya gets a performance rating of 5.17 and has accumulated a total of 155 performance points in three games.
To be honest, Khaleel had a mediocre series conceding more than 10 runs per over. Only Hardik Pandya among Indian bowlers had the worst economy rate than him in the series, who conceded at 10.91 runs per over.
The only time Khaleel looked good was in the second match where he took 2 wickets for 27 runs from 4 overs. However, those wickets were of tailenders.
Khaleel Ahmed gets a performance rating of 4.17 and has accumulated a total of 125 performance points in three games.
The performance ratings for other key batsmen are as follows
- Tim Southee || 4.01
- Hardik Pandya || 3.33
- Ish Sodhi || 3.33
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar || 2.5
- Yuzvendra Chahal || 1.25
The performance points for other key batsmen are as follows
- Tim Southee || 120
- Hardik Pandya || 100
- Ish Sodhi || 100
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar || 75
- Yuzvendra Chahal || 25
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.