India vs Bangladesh 2019: Indian fast bowlers dominate our Test series player performance report card.
Another home series, and another dominant performance from World’s number 1 Test team, Team India. It took approximately less than a Test match’s time to finish both the Test matches as Team India stamped their authority further by defeating Bangladesh 2-0 in a completely one-sided series.
With two consecutive innings victories against Bangladesh, Team India became the first Team to register four consecutive innings victories in Tests. With that, Team India have taken their ICC World Test Championship points tally to whopping 360 points; 244 points ahead of the second-placed, Australia.
Bangladesh, who were without their star players, Shakib and Tamim looked completely clueless in both the Test matches. Except for a couple of players, Bangladesh had a mediocre performance from their other players.
India, on the other hand, played like a team. Except for Rohit Sharma, who couldn’t carry his golden form against Bangladesh, India saw outstanding contributions from all the other players in the team.
So, how did all the players perform? Let’s analyze in our India vs Bangladesh Test series player performance report Card, and see what ratings do the players get?
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 player performance report card of the top players during the 2019 India vs Bangladesh Test series.
#5: Mushfiqur Rahim
Inns: 4 | Runs: 181 | Avg: 45. 2 | Hs: 74
The Knight of Bangladesh’s batting line-up, Mushfiqur Rahim fought yet another lone battle against India. It was only him who could manage not one, but two fifties in the series for Bangladesh.
A good support from the other players would have made Mushfiqur more dangerous. Nevertheless, for being the lone warrior in the team, Mushfiqur Rahim gets a rating of 5.8 for his performance.
#4: Cheteshwar Pujara
Inns: 2 | Runs: 109 | Avg: 54.5 | Hs: 55
Two innings; two fifties sights Cheteshwar Pujara’s decent performance in the series. While Pujara’s consistency was 100%, it was his inability to score big in the series that was the gap.
He still looked good to build partnerships with Mayank and Kohli in the first and second Test match respectively. Hence, Cheteshwar Pujara gets a rating of 6.4 for his performance.
#3: Virat Kohli
Inns: 2 | Runs: 136 | Avg: 68 | Hs: 136
Virat Kohli looked absolutely flawless in the pink-ball Test match. Those cover drives he played were absolutely gorgeous making us play them in the loop. While he did get a duck in the first Test match, he made up for that pretty well by smashing a century in a difficult situation in Kolkata.
Expectations are always sky high from Virat Kohli whenever he plays. If not for that failure, he looked absolutely amazing. Hence, Virat Kohli gets a rating of 6.6 for his performance.
#2: Ajinkya Rahane
Inns: 2 | Runs: 137 | Avg: 68.5 | Hs: 86
The man for whom batting in the overseas conditions is an easier option as compared to batting in the home conditions, Ajinkya Rahane did a terrific job against Bangladesh.
Rahane scored a total of 137 runs from 2 innings with a consistency of 100%. He scored two fifties, and his 86 in the first match was a delight to watch. Overall, Ajinkya Rahane gets a rating of 7.5 for his performance.
#1: Mayank Agarwal
Inns: 2 | Runs: 257 | Avg: 128.5 | Hs: 243
The leading run-scorer of the series, Mayank Agarwal smashed his second double-hundred of his career with a wonderful 243 in the first Test match. He did get a failure in the second Test match, but the double-hundred almost compensates for his overall performance.
Unlike Rohit Sharma, who couldn’t carry his form to Bangladesh’s series, Mayank Agawal continued from where he left against South Africa. Overall, Mayank Agarwal gets a rating of 9.5 for his performance.
Apart from these five, Ravindra Jadeja gets 5.4, Rohit Sharma gets 1.8, and Mahmudullah gets 1.8.
#5: Ravichandran Ashwin
Inns: 3 | Wkts: 5 | Avg: 20.8 | BBI: 3/42
Not often you would see pacers dominating the bowling charts on Indian pitches. But, such is the aura and ferocity of the current Indian pace bowlers that even India’s best Test spinner, Ravichandran Ashwin looked feeble with his performance.
Ashwin did have a match winning 3/42 in the first Test match, but overall he could only manage 5 wickets from 3 innings. Thus, Ravichandran Ashwin gets a rating of 6.8 for his performance.
#4: Abu Jayed
Inns: 2 | Wkts: 6 | Avg: 30.8 | BBI: 4/108
Just like Mushfiqur Rahim in the batting department, Abu Jayed looked a one-man army in the bowling department. His spell of 4/108 in the first Test match was the key highlight where he accounted for wickets of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Ajinkya Rahane.
Abu Jayed 2 more workers in the second Test match, thus taking his tally to 6 wickets from 2 innings. This is a good performance from Bangladesh’s lone warrior in the bowling department. Hence, Abu Jayed gets a rating of 7.5 for his performance.
#3: Ishant Sharma
Inns: 4 | Wkts: 12 | Avg:10.8 | BBI: 5/22
The player of the series, Ishant Sharma never looked so lethal on the Indian pitches as he was in this series against Bangladesh. His bowling in the series reminded me of the 2007-08 Australia series, where he created a havoc.
A solo failure in the 4 innings, Ishant Sharma took a total of 12 wickets from 4 innings at a stunning average of 10.8. A slightly better Performance in the first Test match would have made things more interesting for Ishant. Nevertheless, Ishant Sharma gets a rating of 8.1 for his performance.
#2: Mohammed Shami
Inns: 4 | Wkts: 9 | Avg: 15.1 | BBI: 4/31
Applauded by Dale Steyn as the best fast bowler in the world currently, Mohammed Shami had yet another Test series of a well deserving appreciation.
Even when Ishant and Umesh were given more game time in the series, Mohammed Shami impressed with 9 wickets from 4 innings at a superb average of 15.1. So, Mohammed Shami gets a rating of 8.2 for his performance.
#1: Umesh Yadav
Inns: 4 | Wkts: 12 | Avg: 15 | BBI: 5/53
After being the best bowler in the South Africa series, Umesh Yadav continued his amazing patch on Indian pitches by giving yet another stunning performance with the ball.
Both, Umesh and Ishant finished the series with 12 wickets from 4 innings, but it is Umesh Yadav’s consistency of 100% that gives him a marginally better rating of 8.3 for his performance.
Personally, Umesh might have got a rating of 8.3 for his performance, it is Ishant Sharma, who impressed me the most with the performance of his life on Indian pitches.
Apart from these five, Ebadat Hossain gets 5.2 and Mehidy Hasan gets 1.9
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Adesh Kothari is the founder of AK4Tsay1 Cricalytics.
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