Deepak Chahar, the stand-out player with 8 wickets in our player performance report card for the 2019 India vs Bangladesh T20I series.
A ‘Cat and Mouse’ series, if we can metaphorically call it comes to a perfect end with India clinching the series 2-1. With series leveled at 1-1, the third and final T20I saw a complete Team performance by Team India as they defeated Bangladesh by 30 runs.
Rohit Sharma, the man who backs the young talents to the core did surprise us with his team selection for the third T20I by picking only 5 bowlers including Shivam Dube. But, how poor that strategy may be, he gets the best out of youngsters every time, and it was Shivam Dube this time.
Team India saw some brilliant individual performances from Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, and Shivam Dube. But, it was Deepak Chahar who stood out from the rest with a mind-boggling performance in the finals.
Rohit Sharma’s blazing knock in the second T20I, KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer’s brilliant half-centuries in the third T20I, Shivam Dube’s inspiring spell of 3-30, and Deepak Chahar’s magnificent spell of 6-7 were the highlights of Team India’s Performance.
Bangladesh too saw some brilliant individual performances from Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Naim, Aminul Islam, but the lack of support from other players saw them losing the series 1-2.
Mushfiqur Rahim did help them win the first T20I, but he failed in the other two T20Is. The youngster, Mohammad Naim too played a brilliant knock in the third T20I, but couldn’t finish it for Bangladesh.
So, analyzing the overall performance, what ratings do the players get? Let’s have look at our India vs Bangladesh T20I series player performance report Card.
Batting: As always, we have analyzed the batting performances basis the batting rating calculated from the overall aspect of the game such as runs scored, consistency, relative % of team runs, and the number of match-winning and good knocks.
Bowling: We have analyzed the bowling performances basis the bowling rating calculated from the overall aspect of the game such as wickets taken, consistency, relative % of team wickets, and the number of match-winning and good spells.
Right then, let’s look at the performance of the top players during the 2019 India vs Bangladesh T20I series.
#5: Mushfiqur Rahim
Inns: 3 | Runs: 64 | Avg: 32 | SR: 128
Bangladesh’s most experienced player gave a match-winning performance in the first T20I with his 60*(43), but failed in the remaining two T20Is by scoring just 4 runs. It was very much important he delivered in the final T20I, but unfortunately, he got a golden duck.
Overall, Mushfiqur Rahim managed to score just 64 runs from 3 innings at a strike rate of 128. Hence, he gets a rating of 3.9 for his performance.
#4: Shikhar Dhawan
Inns: 3 | Runs: 91 | Avg: 30.3 | SR: 107.1
Dhawan delivered yet another aggression less performance in the series. Such has been Dhawan’s misery that in the last 12 T20Is, his strike rate has been a mediocre 110.6.
While Dhawan did get starts in all the three T20Is, it is his strike rate that is the issue. Overall, Dhawan could manage 91 runs from 3 T20Is at a strike rate of just 107.1. Hence, he gets a rating of 4.5 for his performance.
#3: Rohit Sharma
Inns: 3 | Runs: 96 | Avg: 32 | SR: 177.8
Rohit Sharma bludgeoned Bangladesh’s bowling in the second T20I, but failed in the other two T20Is including the all-important decider T20I. Overall, out of his 96 runs, 85 came in the second T20I, implying his inconsistency in the Tournament.
However, Rohit Sharma, the leader stood out as always, and if we had to give a rating for the captaincy, he would get a perfect 10. As a batsman though, Rohit Sharma gets a rating of 6.1 for his performance.
#2: Shreyas Iyer
Inns: 3 | Runs: 108 | Avg: 54 | SR: 183.1
The leading runs-scorer for India, Shreyas Iyer rekindled the Nagpur pitch with some outstanding stroke-making. Those sixes that he hit were simply effortless, and they looked gorgeous.
Not known for being an aggressive player, Shreyas Iyer’s strike rate of 183.1 is the best in the series. While he did have a failure with the bat in the first T20I, overall he did well. Hence, Shreyas Iyer gets a rating of 7.2 for his performance.
#1: Mohammad Naim
Inns: 3 | Runs: 143 | Avg: 47.8 | SR: 133.6
This may come as a surprise to some, but the leading runs-scorer of the Tournament, Mohammad Naim has been the best batsman of the series. He looked comfortable in all the three innings he played, and he almost pulled off an incredible chase in the final T20I with his 81(48).
At 20, Mohammad Naim looks a wonderful prospect for Bangladesh. So, for being the stand-out Batsman, Mohammad Naim gets a rating of 7.3 for his performance.
Apart from these five, KL Rahul gets 4.5, Rishabh Pant gets 1.7, Soumya Sarkar gets 4, and Mahmudullah gets 3.5.
#5: Aminul Islam
Inns: 3 | Wkts: 4 | Avg: 20 | ER: 8
Aminul Islam bowled two superb spells in the first two matches, but fell prey to KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer’s counter-attack in the third T20I. Overall, he managed to took 4 wickets from 3 innings at a brilliant average of 20. Hence, Aminul Islam gets a rating of 5 for his performance.
#4: Yuzvendra Chahal
Inns: 3 | Wkts: 4 | Avg:23.8 | ER: 7.9
Until the end of the second T20I, Yuzvendra Chahal was the best bowler of the series. However, the 20-year-old, Mohammad Naim attacked Chahal as if he was a gully Cricketer.
While the third T20I did spoil Chahal’s figures, overall he did decent taking 4 wickets from 3 innings at an economy rate of 7.9. Hence, Chahal gets a rating of 5.1 for his performance.
#3: Shaiful Islam
Inns: 3 | Wkts: 4 | Avg: 22.8 | ER: 9.1
Shaiful Islam was Bangladesh’s best bowler in the series. In the three T20Is he played, he managed to take 4 wickets at an average of 22.8. While his economy rate is on the higher side, it is his brilliance in the first and third T20I that separates him from other Bangladesh bowlers. Hence, Shaiful Islam gets a rating of 5.2 for his performance.
#2: Shivam Dube
Inns: 3 | Wkts: 3 | Avg: 16 | ER: 7.8
To be honest, looking at Shivam Dube’s medium-pacers with no variations, I had definitely not expected him to make such a stunning comeback in the third T20I. His first spell in the third T20I read 2-0-23-0, but repaying the faith of his captain, Shivam Dube took 3 wickets in his next 2 overs giving away just 7 runs.
While he took just 3 wickets overall, his one match-winning spell, an average of 16, and an economy rate of 7.8 make him the second-best bowler of the series with a rating or 5.6.
#1: Deepak Chahar
Inns: 3 | Wkts: 8 | Avg: 7 | ER: 5.4
The player of the series and the player of the final, Deepak Chahar was simply magnificent as a bowler in the series accounting for 8 wickets from just 3 innings at a mind-blowing average of 7, and an economy rate of 5.4.
With Bangladesh chipping away with the chase in the final T20I, Deepak got India back in the game with 2 wickets in 2 overs. Such was his performance that he registered the best spell in a T20I with his spell of 6-7, and became the first Indian to take a hat-trick in T20Is.
So, for being the best bowler of the Tournament, Deepak Chahar gets a perfect 10 for his performance.
Apart from these five, Washington Sundar gets 3.5, Al-Amin Hossain gets 3.8, Khaleel Ahmed gets 3.9, and Mustafizur Rahman gets 0.4.
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