World Cup 2019: Rating each member of India squad according to skills
Based on their skills, here we rate the Indian players in all the three dimensions – batting, bowling and fielding on a scale of 10
Published - May 25, 2019 3:56 pm | Updated - May 25, 2019 3:56 pm
The 2019 World Cup is just about to get underway and the ICC has made some changes in the format to increase the excitement and enthusiasm among the fans. Ten teams are gearing up for creating history, and the audience is fully behind them. At the moment it is difficult to pinpoint a particular winner which makes this edition even more interesting. Looking at the Indian team there is no doubt that they are again one of the favourites to lift the trophy.
The Virat Kohli-led side seems to have all bases covered, and it is the strongest team to represent the nation at the highest level. They have some amazing batsmen as skipper Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma lead the charge as two of the most dangerous ODI batsmen. Then there are the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and spin twin in the bowling department. However, how do the players fare when put through a skill test across departments.
Based on their skills, here we rate the Indian players in all the three dimensions – batting, bowling and fielding on a scale of 10:
1. Shikhar Dhawan: Batting – 8 | Fielding – 7:
The Delhi batsman has been one of the batting mainstays for the Men in Blue after the 2015 World Cup. He has scored over 2500 runs at an average of 43 in the last 4 years. In this edition, he will be a key component of the Indian juggernaut, as the team seems to have a fragile middle-order. Shikhar Dhawan has particularly stood up in multi-nation tournaments.
At the start of the year, he was going through a rough patch but bounced back by stroking a magnificent 143 against the visiting Kangaroos. Though his track record is impressive the southpaw is vulnerable against the swinging deliveries and that’s why he earns a score of 8 in the batting department.
Apart from his batting Dhawan is a crucial fielder in the team. He has a quick pair of legs so he is mostly stationed at boundaries. He has taken good catches in the outfield. Shikhar has hard hands, and sometimes he drops simple ones due to which he receives a 7 pointer in this aspect.