Virat Kohli led Indian cricket team crushed West Indies in the 3rd ODI and won the series 2-0 in Trinidad. Virat Kohli & Gang played well against the hosts in all departments of the game. India are currently at the 2nd position in the ICC ODI rankings with 122 rating points while the World Cup winners England stands in the top spot.
It was a complete team effort by the Men in Blue as every player contributed his part to the victory. Every individual performance in this ODI series has been keenly observed. So, Team EeYuva took a chance to assign some ratings to Virat Kohli & his boys based on their performance. Let's have a look!
Hitman Rohit Sharma failed to continue his superb form in the last 2 matches as he scored 18 and 10. After hitting 5 centuries in the World Cup, the Indian team vice-captain faded away thereafter.
Gabbar fondly known as Shikhar Dhawan played same as his fellow partner Rohit as he also lost his form in the entire tournament. The stylish flamboyant opener scored 2 and 36 runs in 2nd and 3rd ODI respectively.
Run Machine (4.5/5)
India's Run Machine Virat Kohli is in prime form as he hit back to back centuries in the ODI series. His tally of 234 runs laced with 28 fours and 1 huge six. The World No1 ODI batsman has got enough time to stay at the crease. In the first ODI Virat played fabulous innings while in the 2nd ODI the responsibility fell on the No 3 position player as he was fighting for the impossible target and he achieved it successfully.
Virat Kohli as a skipper has taken some bold decisions to guide India to the series win against the Caribbean side. Virat Kohli's passion for cricket has made him one of the top players across all the formats in the world cricket.
Young Aggressive Wicket Keeper (1/5)
Rishabh Pant disappointed all the cricket freaks as he performed very badly in the tournament. The young middle-order batsman out for a golden duck in the last ODI and he scored 20 runs off 35 balls in the 2nd ODI.
Now, the young rookie wicket-keeper is facing a lot of criticism from cricket experts as he performed very badly in the last 2 ODIs.
The Dynamic Lad From Mumbai (4/5)
The Mumbai born batsman Shreyas Iyer grabbed the opportunity with both the hands and played superbly in the entire series. The attacking middle-order batsman showed some master class in the second ODI but he didn't score a century He played 2 matches and scored 136 runs.
Batting All-Rounder (2/5)
Kedar Jadhav doesn't live to the expectations in the ODI series as he made 16 & 19 runs in both the games. With unorthodox bowling action, he controlled the run rate in middle overs.
Indian cricket fans expect a big-hitting when Jadeja comes to bat, but he didn't get enough chance with the bat. Jaddu bowled 9 overs and claimed 2 wickets in the entire 50-over series.
Junior Chess Champion (1.5/5)
Yuzvendra Chahal is a former junior chess champion and he played for India at the under-12 level. The leg-spinner not up to the mark with his performance as he played in the last limited-overs match and bagged just 1 wicket with a high economy rate.
Chinaman Bowler (2/5)
The chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav performed well, but his economy rate is too high against West Indies. The young lad claimed 2 wickets and gave 59 runs in 10 overs.
Rajasthan's Right-Arm Pacer (3/5)
Born and brought up in Rajasthan, cricketer Khaleel Ahmed grabbed the opportunity with both the hands as he bagged 4 wickets in 2 matches. He was punished by aggressive Caribbean openers in the final game as he leaked too many runs. The rookie young quick man will definitely learn lessons from the entire tournament and he will come very strongly in the next series.
India's Ace Swing Bowler (3.5/5)
India's swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has emerged as one of the best death bowlers in the world cricket. Bhuvi played 2 matches and picked 4 wickets as he went wicketless in the final game. He picked 4 wickets at the crucial time when the Men in Blue desperately needed a wicket.
India's Reverse Swing Pacer(2.5/5)
India's reverse swing specialist Mohammed Shami is one of the dangerous bowlers in the world cricket right now. He became Virat Kohli's key pacer in a short span of time. The 29-year-old speedster has contributed significantly to the team success in the ODI series.
Shami bowled brilliantly in the first ODI game as he bagged 2 wickets that came during crunch situations.
Team India got another championship under the Virat Kohli's belt. The series presents a great platform for the players to showcase their mettle in crunch situations. Hope, the Indian team will repeat the same things in the upcoming Test series.