India scores an exciting 2-1 win against West Indies in the ODIs: Player Ratings for the Visitors

India won the three-match ODI series by 2-1.

After scoring a 1-0 win in the two-match Test series, the Indian cricket team rattled the West Indies cricket team in the ODI format by recording a victory by 2-1 in the three-match series. It was a series of ups and downs for the visitors as they tasted success but also earned criticisms for their lacklustre performance in the second One-Day International. 

Rohit Sharma & Men kick-started the 50-over format with a decent win by five wickets at the Kennington Kensington Oval in Bridgerton in Barbados. The match belonged to the bowlers as they restricted Windies to a score of 114 runs. 

However, the second ODI didn’t see the same fate as the hosts marked a comeback by scoring a win by six wickets and levelling the scores. Again playing at the Kensington Oval, the Indian team fell flat and collapsed at a score of 181 runs. 

Not losing confidence despite the loss, the Men in Blue entered the final ODI at the Brian Lara Stadium to steer to a victory by a massive 200 runs. It was a comprehensive performance by the Indian side as they won the match and the series by 2-1.

Let us check out the report card of the Indian players:

Top Order

Ishan Kishan (9/10): It was a series to remember for Ishan Kishan as he got a chance to play at the top of the order in all three One Day Internationals. The young Mumbai Indians star repaid the faith of the team management by emerging as the top run-scorer in the series.

Ishan Kishan won the Player of the Series award

He collected a total of 184 runs in three matches at an average of 61.33. His best performance came in the final match as he posted 77 runs in the do-or-die game to help India win by 200 runs. 

Shubham Gill (6/10):  Ishan’s partner at the top, Shubman Gill, also did not fail to impress as he churned out an equally impressive performance. The batter occupied second place in the overall run-scoring list with 126 runs at an average of 42. Gill also flaunted his class in the final match by smashing a knock of 85 runs off 92 balls. 

Ruturaj Gaikwad (2/10): After sitting on the bench for the first and second ODI, Ruturaj Gaikwad finally earned his moment to shine in the final match. However, the top-order batter failed to utilize his place in the team as he was dismissed at a score of eight runs. The Chennai Super Kings Stalwart faced only 14 balls in the middle and hammered one boundary before he was dismissed by Alzarri Joseph. 

Middle Order

Sanju Samson (5/10): Playing the second One Day International at the Kensington Oval, Sanju Samson gained the limelight but for all the wrong reasons. He was pushed to bat at number three but it was a game to forget for the Rajasthan Royals skipper as he walked back after scoring only 9 runs from 19 balls. What made the matter worse for Samson is the fact that the Indian team collapsed at a score of 181 runs in 40.5 overs.

However, the batter perfectly redeemed himself in the final ODI. Batting at number four, he hammered 51 runs off 41 balls with the help of two boundaries and four maximums. 

Virat Kohli (5/10):. Virat Kohli sacrificed his place in the team for the three-match ODI series against West Indies to give the youngsters a chance to showcase their batting mettle. The maestro formed a part of the playing XI only for the first ODI and did not even get a chance to bat in the middle.

Rohit Sharma (5/10): Just like Virat Kohli, the skipper Rohit Sharma also dropped himself from the playing XI for the second and third One Day International. However, unlike Virat, Rohit batted at number seven in the first ODI. It was a short cameo by the skipper as he hit 12 runs off 19 balls to help India chase 115 runs in 50 overs. 

Suryakumar Yadav (3/10): Suryakumar Yadav let the fans down with his performance in the three-match ODI series against West Indies. The team management had a lot of hopes from the power-hitter but he scored only 78 runs in three matches at a poor average of 26. 


Ravindra Jadeja (3/10): Ravindra Jadeja was not much impressive with the bat as he collected 34 runs in three matches at an average of 34. Jadeja was not much influential with the ball either as he picked only three wickets in as many games. 

Hardik Pandya (6/10): After a lukewarm performance in the first two matches, Hardik Pandya was successful in impressing in the final game. The all-rounder smacked not out 70 runs of 52 balls to help India post 351 runs in the do-or-die match. Meanwhile, he picked only one wicket in three games at an average of 68. 

Axar Patel (2/10): Axar Patel could play only one game for the Indian cricket team in the three-match ODI series against West Indies as he replaced Virat Kohli in the second ODI. The spinner was given the opportunity to bat at number four but he was dismissed at a score of one by Romario Shepherd. 

The 29-year-old was not given much responsibility with the ball as he bowled only two overs and gave away only four runs to maintain an impressive economy rate of two. 


Shardul Thakur is making the No.8 spot in the team his own with exceptional performances

Shardul Thakur (9/10): Shardul Thakur was the best bowler for the Men in Blue in the ODI series as he hammered the West Indies batters and picked eight wickets in 17.3 overs at an average of under 12. 

Kuldeep Yadav (8/10): Kuldeep Yadav was one of the star performers for the Indian cricket team in the three-match ODI series. He ended up as the second-highest wicket-taker with seven wickets to his name at an average of 8.71. 

Mukesh Kumar (5/10): Mukesh Kumar was successful in leaving his impact as he picked four wickets from three matches at an average of 17.25. The 29-year old had the ball moving both ways in the third ODI while the Windies’ seamers couldn’t get any movement off the same pitch earlier in the day.

Umran Malik (1/10): Umran Malik missed the final One Day International while his performance was poor in the first two matches as he failed to pick any wickets. 

Jaydev Unadkat (4/10): The final ODI of the three-match series saw the spin all-rounder Axar Patel sitting on the bench and seamer Jaydev Unadkat replacing him in the playing XI. 

The 31-year-old made good use of the opportunity provided to him as he picked one wicket while conceding only 16 runs in his five overs at an economy rate of 3.2.