Impact Sheet

PLAYER

MATCH IMPACT

Kedar Jadhav

100

Virat Kohli

93

Ben Stokes

73

Hardik Pandya

61

Jake Ball

53

David Willey

47

Jasprit Bumrah

35

Jason Roy

33

Ravindra Jadeja

30

Joe Root

22

Jos Buttler

21

MS Dhoni

18

Moeen Ali

17

Umesh Yadav

15

Eoin Morgan

11

Chris Woakes

10

Yuvraj Singh

7

R Ashwin

5

Shikhar Dhawan

-1

Alex Hales

-2

KL Rahul

-2

Adil Rashid

-3

Note: In a career context, all numbers are restricted between 0 and 5. However, in a match context, the numbers are not restricted. For simplicity, we are changing the scale here in the report and expressing every Match Impact number as a percentage. The maximum percentage (100) is assigned to the highest impact player of the match. All other players in the match are scaled relative to him. Negative Match Impact indicates that not only did the player not contribute in the match, but he also had an adverse effect on his team’s chances.​​

Scorecard

India defeated England by three wickets in the series opener in Pune on Sunday (15 Jan).

Kedar Jadhav was the highest impact player and batsman of the first ODI for his 76-ball 120.

The home team were under pressure (63 for 4) when Jadhav commenced his innings. He had skipper Virat Kohli for company and the pair proceeded to add 200 runs for the fifth wicket in just 24.3 overs. By the time Kohli was dismissed for a 105-ball 122, the platform for the chase had been well and truly laid. And while he wasn’t amongst the wickets earlier in the evening, Jadhav had been quite economical.

Jake Ball was the highest impact bowler of the match for his three top/middle-order wickets (3 for 67 in 10 overs).

Ben Stokes finished as England’s highest impact player for his all-round effort.

Stokes hammered a 42-ball 60 and, together with Moeen Ali, added 73 runs for the sixth wicket in just 5.3 overs. This late flourish helped the visiting team set a daunting target. He then returned to claim two top/middle-order wickets (2 for 73), including that of Kohli which gave him Partnership-Breaking Impact .

While both teams had four players apiece that failed in the match, England were outdone by the high impact efforts of Jadhav, Kohli and Hardik Pandya (2 for 46 in 9 overs and an unbeaten 37-ball 40).

 

Karthik Swaminathan