Highest Impact Player of the match
Rohit Sharma (9.09)

Highest Impact Batsman
Rohit Sharma (8.71)

Highest Impact Bowler
Ashish Nehra (4.33)

Highest Impact Player (Bangladesh)
Shabbir Rahman (4.06)

Highest Economy Impact (Bowler)
Ashish Nehra, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya (0.45)

Highest Strike Rate Impact (Batsman)
Rohit Sharma (1.31)

India romped to a comprehensive 45-run win over hosts Bangladesh in the Asia Cup opener at Dhaka on Wednesday (February 24).

Rohit Sharma was the highest impact player, and batsman, of the match. His 55-ball 83 (half of India’s tally, in fact) was scored under testing circumstances as India slipped to 22 for 2 in the fifth over. He led the recovery and featured in two half-century stands before being dismissed in the final over of India’s innings. He had the highest Strike Rate Impact too, for pacing his innings at a rate higher than the match norm. Later on in the match, Rohit also claimed a catch and effected a run-out.

Ashish Nehra was the highest impact bowler of the match for his three wickets (all top/middle order). He had Bangladesh under pressure early on and returned to scalp two more wickets, effectively killing the chase. Nehra, along with R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya, had the highest Economy Impact in the match.

Sabbir Rahman finished as Bangladesh’s highest impact player. His innings commenced under pressure with his team at 9 for 1 and while he did not receive much support from his teammates, he stuck around in a dire attempt to resurrect the chase.

Seven Indians registered a Match Impact of at least one. Bangladesh had five such players – in other words, more than half their team failed.





Karthik Swaminathan