Windies’ hard time continues as India wins 2-1 in the ODI series: Player ratings for the Hosts
The hard times for West Indies cricket continue as they failed to qualify for the upcoming ODI World Cup in India later in the year. After that, they recently went on to lose the Test and ODI series against India in their own backyard. The visitors outclassed Windies in every department to win the Test series by 2-0, followed by a 2-1 victory in the ODI series.
It was yet another forgettable series for the West Indies as this was their 13th consecutive ODI series loss against India. Let’s have a look at the performances of the West Indies players in the ODI series.
Brandon King (2/10): The opening batter Brandon King hasn’t been at his best in the series as he could score only 32 runs in three matches at an underwhelming average of just 10.66. The 28-year-old failed to give Windies a good start in all three matches, due to which, the hosts failed to cross the 200-mark in any of the games.
King was dismissed by Shardul Thakur in the first two games and was the first batter to lose his wicket for a duck in the very first over by Mukesh Kumar in the final ODI when West Indies needed to chase down a target of 352 runs to win the series.
Kyle Mayers (3/10): Another opening batter Kyle Mayers also failed to leave his mark as he ended the series with just 42 runs from 3 matches at an average of 14. He only crossed the double-figure mark in the second ODI in Barbados where he got out after scoring 36 runs off 28 balls, giving West Indies a good start in a chase of 182 runs. However, apart from that, the 30-year-old failed to make an impact in the series.
Alick Athanaze (3.5/10): Batting at number three, Alick Athanaze hasn’t been impressive in the series as he finished with 60 runs from three matches averaging at 20. However, he got a good start in a couple of matches but failed to score big.
Shai Hope (7.5/10): Skipper Shai Hope led from the front as he turned out to be the highest scorer for hosts in the ODI series. The wicketkeeper batter amassed 111 runs from three matches at an average of 55.5.
Hope was the top scorer in the first ODI when West Indies were bowled out for just 114. His 63-run knock in the second ODI helped the Windies to register a 6-wicket win to level the series by 1-1. However, due to a lack of support from other players, his efforts could not help the hosts to win the series.
Shimron Hetmyer (2/10): Batting in the middle order, Shimron Hetmyer didn’t leave up to the expectations as he could only manage to score 24 runs in three innings at an average of just 8. The 26-year-old seemed to struggle against the spinner as he was bowled by Ravindra Jadeja after scoring only 11 runs and was dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav in the second ODI after adding 9 runs to his name.
Rovman Powell (2/10): Rovman Powell was not lucky enough to get more chances in the series as he was benched after the first ODI where he got out after scoring just 4 runs.
Keacy Carty (5/10): After missing out in the first ODI, Keacy Carty replaced Rovman Powell for the next two games and scored 54 runs in two matches. He looked in good touch in the second ODI as he remained unbeaten on 48 runs off 65 balls along with the skipper Shai Hope while 182 runs to level the series. However, Carty failed to score big in the series decider in Trinidad as he went back to the pavilion after scoring just 6 runs.
Romario Shepherd (6/10): Having bowled only one over in the first ODI, right-arm pacer Romario Shepherd ended the series with 5 wickets in three matches. The 28-year-old picked three wickets in the second ODI, including the big wicket of Ishan Kishan, who top-scored for India with 55 runs. After that, Shepherd scalped a couple of wickets in the final ODI, sending Sanju Samson and Suryakumar Yadav back to the pavilion.
Yannic Carriah (5/10): Right-arm leg spinner Yanni Carriah has picked a wicket in every match of the series. The 31-year-old has been successful in taking wickets in the middle overs as he finished with 3 wickets in three matches. Carriah took the wickets of Shardul Thakur and Sanju Samson in the first two games. He also took a big wicket of Ishan Kishan in the final after a 143-run opening stand.
Gudakesh Motie (7/10): Gudakesh Motie has been the highest wicket-taker for West Indies in the ODI series with 6 wickets from three games. The 28-year-old orthodox spinner also finished as the most economical bowler for Windies in the series with the economy below 4 in all three matches. Motie had the upper hand against the star batters like Shubman Gill and Suryakumar Yadav, dismissing both batters two times each in the series.
Jayden Seales (4.5/10): Jayden Seales had a decent outing in the first two matches picking up a wicket in each game with the economy between 4 to 6 runs per over. However, the right-arm pacer had momentum in the final ODI as he ended up conceding 75 runs in his eight overs without any wickets. The 21-year-old scalped 2 wickets in three games
Dominic Drakes (3/10): Left-arm pacer Dominic Drakes got to play only one game in the series where he went on to bowl four overs conceding 19 runs without getting any wickets. After that, the 25-year-old was dropped from the playing XI for the next two matches.
Alzarri Joseph (5.5/10): After missing out in the first ODI, Alzarri Joseph replaced Dominic Drakes for the next games and capitalised on the opportunity as he scalped 2 wickets in the second ODI conceding only 35 runs in seven overs. However, he was quite expensive in the final ODI conceding 77 runs in his spell of 10 overs, including a wicket of Ruturaj Gaikwad.