Impact Sheet

PLAYER

MATCH IMPACT

Josh Hazlewood

100

David Warner

99

Matt Renshaw

99

Peter Handscomb

68

Younis Khan

65

Wahab Riaz

61

Azhar Ali

52

Nathan Lyon

50

Sarfraz Ahmed

47

Steve O’Keefe

46

Steven Smith

44

Usman Khawaja

32

Imran Khan

27

Matthew Wade

22

Mitchell Starc

22

Misbah-ul-Haq

15

Yasir Shah

15

Sharjeel Khan

13

Asad Shafiq

10

Hilton Cartwright

8

Babar Azam

5

Mohammad Amir

-7

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

Australia completed a 3-0 whitewash of Pakistan following a comprehensive 220-run win in Sydney on Saturday (7 Jan).

In a match featuring as many as four centurions (three of them Australians, which meant they would have shared impact), it was paceman Josh Hazlewood who emerged as the highest impact player.

Hazlewood claimed seven wickets in the match (4-55 and 3-29) including four top/middle-order victims. He was extremely hard to score off (highest Economy Impact in the match) and his periodic strikes in both innings kept the visiting team under pressure ( Pressure-Building Impact ). Hazlewood claimed two catches as well and was also the highest impact bowler of the third Test.

Playing just his fourth Test, Matt Renshaw (184) pipped opening partner David Warner (113 and 55) to finish as the highest impact batsman of the match. While the veteran’s rapid scoring was indeed key to the home team’s chances, the youngster scored a higher proportion of runs.

Interestingly, Warner edged Renshaw by the thinnest of margins to finish as the second-highest impact player of the match because of a higher Fielding Impact.

Younis Khan played a lone hand with the bat for Pakistan (175 not out and 13) and was their highest impact player.

Only one Australian player failed in the match while Pakistan, in stark contrast, had six such players.

The highest impact players of the series (min. 3 Tests): Steven Smith, Josh Hazlewood, Azhar Ali

The highest impact batsmen of the series: David Warner, Azhar Ali, Steven Smith

The highest impact bowlers of the series: Josh Hazlewood, Wahab Riaz, Mitchell Starc

 

Karthik Swaminathan