Report Card India vs SA ODI Series | SA Vs IND
Watch Report Card India Vs SA: Find out how the players fared in the ODI series between South Africa and India. India Tour of South Africa.
Report Card: SA vs India, ODI Series
India were outplayed completely by the hosts. The tourists were in the game in the first 20 overs of both innings but let the advantage slip while bowling and batting and never managed to make a comeback. Here is our report card of the India for the ODI Series:
KL Rahul – 3/10, Poor
It is a mystery how KL Rahul is being considered for leadership positions in the Indian team. While he has been scoring runs in white-ball cricket, he is nowhere close to becoming a match winner yet and if IPL captaincy is anything to go by, he has fared quite badly. Compare Bavuma with KL Rahul. Both are new to Captain but how was he and Rahul?
Shikhar Dhawan – 7/10, Good
If anyone had a point to prove in this match, it was the veteran opener and he did it in style. Dhawan will be miffed he didn’t close the game for the team.
Virat Kohli – 5/10, Average
Just when it seemed like we might see the return of the ‘chasemaster‘ Kohli, he lost his wicket. It was once rare to see Kohli get out after he was set in a chase or even when batting first. But the game and life in general is a great leveller and the man who could do no wrong a couple of years back, is finding it difficult to get the big ones again.
Rishabh Pant 4/10, Below Average
India need Rishabh Pant to start closing games now. MS Dhoni’s biggest strength in the initial years of his stint in the team was his ability to take India home in white-ball cricket and if Pant has to become Dhoni’s true successor, he needs to start doing that consistently.
Shreyas Iyer – 2/10, Very Poor
This man is blessed with oodles of talent but things haven’t often gone his way. Iyer had the perfect opportunity to cement his place in the ODI team but it wasn’t to be. With the likes of Suryakumar Yadav in the mix, Shreyas needs to take his opportunities and leave a mark. But nothing works out in the entire series for him.
Venkatesh Iyer – 2/10, Very Poor
The Indian team management still doesn’t know what it wants to do with this young talent and this could be harmful for the team. He came under the spotlight as an opener in the IPL but the team expects him to be a finisher. It is not an easy job and even more difficult for someone who has never done it.
Prashid Krishna – 7/10, Poor
Krishna – Add to that the fact that he is not a wicket-taker and there is no justification for his return to the ODI side. He can make an impact with his wizardry in ODIs India need a better impact from him to pick wickets to playing in 50-over cricket. He took 3 wickets but not the great in terms of the overall performance.
Shardul Thakur – 5/10, Average
Shardul Thakur can be easy to target as a bowler if his variations don’t work and that is exactly what happened on Wednesday. He was taken apart by Bavuma and van der Dussen and that hurt the bowling attack. His batting is an asset and he would have won the match for India if he had one recognized batter for company.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar- 2/10, Very Poor
Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s international career is on one leg now. He is not a regular choice in Test cricket and his impact in white-ball cricket is fast diminishing. He needs to get his act together else he will not be in the mix soon.
Jasprit Bumrah – 7/10, Good
Bumrah had a decent outing on Wednesday but his performances in ODIs have not been up to his standards since 2020 and he needs to pull more weight as the leader of the attack. India need him to deliver wickets consistently both in the powerplay and at the death.
Yuzvendra Chahal – 2/10, Very Poor
He is a man on a comeback trail and Chahal needs to find his rhythm again. Chahal and Kuldeep became such a deadly pair because they were ready to take risks in the bargain to pick wickets. He needs to do that all over again and become a wicket-taker for his captain.
Deepak Chahar – 7/10, Very Good
IND vs SA 3rd ODI: Deepak Chahar scored 54 runs vs South Africa. Deepak Chahar’s Late Heroics Go In Vain As South Africa Win By 4 Runs. Deepak Chahar was the hero for the Indian team in the last match of the tour first, he picked two wickets with the ball, and later batting at No.7 he played a competitive knock of 54-run. Chahar added 55 runs with Jasprit Bumrah for the eighth wicket.
Report Card Team India Score 4/10
Overall performance of the Indian Cricket team in South Africa for the ODI Series is the worst performance in the recent times across all the home and overseas series. Indian Team rating for the series is 4/10 which is below par and the worst performance either in batting or the bowling. No one performed exceptionally well or no one is ready to finish the game for India. Why? Will India bounce back for the next home series?