Cricket news 2023: India vs Australia fifth T20, series player ratings …

Cricket news 2023: India vs Australia fifth T20, series player ratings …

India sealed a 4-1 series victory over Australia in Bengaluru overnight, clinching a dramatic six-run victory in the fifth and final T20.

The match wrapped up a marathon tour of India and a packed calendar year for Australia’s players in the subcontinent, which included the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, the Indian Premier League, six bilateral ODI, the World Cup and the five-match T20 series.

Despite the result, national selectors would have a clearer understanding of which players will feature in next year’s T20 World Cup in the West Indies and United States.

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Aussies fall in final T20 India match | 03:11


71 runs at 35.50, SR 124.56, HS 52

Smith, opening the batting for the first time at international level, smacked a half-century in the series opener, combining with centurion Josh Inglis for a record 130-run partnership for the second wicket.

However, the New South Welshman hasn’t done enough to cement his spot in Australia’s squad for next year’s T20 World Cup.


70 runs at 17.50, SR 137.25, HS 22

Once wicket at 23.00, ER 11.50 BB 1-13

After accounting for the dismissal of Indian opener Yashasvi Jaiswal during the first T20 in Visakhapatnam, Short’s contributions throughout the series were minimal.

The Victorian has yet to replicate his stellar Big Bash League form on the international stage.

Matt Short of Australia. Photo by Pankaj Nangia/Getty Images
Matt Short of Australia. Photo by Pankaj Nangia/Getty ImagesSource: Getty Images


94 runs at 31.33, SR 180.76, HS 35

The World Cup final hero missed the first two T20s before opening the batting for Australia in the remaining three fixtures, with mixed success.

Head had a habit of dominating early in the innings but failing to convert into substantial scores, albeit while getting the visitors off to a flying start.


122 runs at 40.66, SR 203.33, HS 110

Inglis became the fifth Australian to score a century in men’s T20Is during the series opener in Visakhapatnam, reaching triple figures in just 47 deliveries.

However, the West Australian wicketkeeper flopped in the following two matches against India before returning home.

Inglis puts hand up for World Cup squad | 01:00


12 runs at 6.00, SR 109.09, HS 8

After waiting more than two years for another opportunity at international level, Philippe unfortunately couldn’t take his chance.

Dismissed for single figures in both innings, the West Australian failed to push his case for selection in next year’s T20 World Cup.


73 runs at 36.50, SR 125.86, HS 54

McDermott’s return to international cricket would be deemed a success, with the powerful right-hander top-scoring for Australia during the series finale with a rapid half-century that featured five sixes.

However, the Queenslander’s scratchy 22-ball 19 in the fourth T20 in Raipur exposed Australia’s lower order earlier than intended.


116 runs at 116.00, SR 207.14, HS 104*

Zero wickets, ER 22.66, BB 0-30

The Big Show’s golden tour of India continued with another superb century in Guwahati, helping Australia clinch an unlikely victory from the jaws of defeat.

The only thing preventing Maxwell from earning a perfect ten rating was his expensive bowling, leaking 68 runs in three overs across the series.

Maxwell magic again! – Ton off 47 balls | 03:27


30 runs at 10.00, SR 96.77, HS 16

Three wickets at 35.00, ER 9.54, BB 1-20

Hardie had a few impressive bursts with bat and ball throughout the series, but on the whole lacked consistency.

The all-rounder was thrown into several roles in the T20 side, including opening the batting and taking the new ball, without nailing any of them.


69 runs at 34.50, SR 132.69, HS 45

One wicket at 63.00, ER 10.50, BB 1-27

Stoinis offered a glimpse of his big-hitting prowess during Australia’s 44-run loss in Thiruvananthapuram, top-scoring with a rapid 45 that featured four sixes, while taking the crucial wicket of Indian wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan.

However, the West Australian struggled in the third T20 against India, scratching his way towards 17 (21) before chipping to cover.

‘In your face’ – Stoinis rubs it in | 01:08


92 runs at 23.00, SR 126.02, HS 37

David was far from his best during the T20 tour of India, rarely getting the job done in the death overs for Australia.

However, the right-hander’s ferocious 37 in Thiruvananthapuram was a highlight, forming an 81-run partnership with Marcus Stoinis during the loss.


128 runs at 128.00, SR 166.23, HS 42*

The Australian captain contributed with the bat during every run chase of the series, finishing as the team’s leading run-scorer across the campaign.

Wade was the most consistent finisher of the tour, but unfortunately couldn’t get Australia over the line in Monday morning’s tense finale.

Wade punishes keeper blunder for 6 | 01:40


One wicket at 34.00, ER 11.33, BB 1-34

It was forgettable return to international cricket for Richardson, who snared the crucial wicket of Indian wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan in a high-scoring contest in Guwahati.


Five wickets at 14.00, ER 8.75, BB 3-40

He may be a fair way down Australia’s bowling pecking order, but Dwarshuis did his credibility no harm in India this week.

Flown to the subcontinent at the eleventh hour, the left-armer snared three wickets in Raipur, backing it up with another stellar performance in Monday morning’s series finale.


Six wickets at 17.83, ER 6.68, BB 2-32

The undisputed bowler of the series, Behrendorff’s performances in India over the past fortnight have totally eclipsed some of his struggling teammates.

The left-armer’s consistency with the new ball was a class above, boasting an economy rate of under seven across the high-scoring series.

Wade praises unsung hero Behrendorff | 00:43


Four wickets at 41.75, ER 10.43, BB 3-45

Ellis was Australia’s best bowler during the loss in Thiruvananthapuram, but otherwise failed to live up to expectations in the subcontinent.

The crafty seamer went wicketless in two of his other encounters, but at times restricted India with some impressive spells at the death.


One wicket at 99.00, ER 14.48, BB 1-43

It was a series to forget for Abbott, who conceded 24 and 25 runs in separate overs during the Thiruvananthapuram demolition, where India registered its highest team score against Australia in T20Is.

The New South Welshman also dropped a tough return catch and was bowled for 1 during the run chase.

Abbott CARTED for 49 runs in 12 balls | 02:11


Five wickets at 35.80, ER 8.95, BB 2-30

Sangha’s impressive start to his international career would be reassuring for national selectors.

The New South Wales leg-spinner cemented his status as Adam Zampa’s eventual successor with a handful of tidy performances in India, particularly in the series opener in Visakhapatnam.


Zero wickets, ER 8.25, BB 0-33

Zampa only made one appearance in the T20 series against India, last week’s 44-run loss at Greenfield Stadium.

Regardless, the leg-spinner remains a crucial part of Australia’s plans ahead of next year’s T20 World Cup in the Americas.


Zero wickets, ER 9.00, BB 0-36

Green became the 108th cricketer to represent Australia in men’s T20Is last week, making his international debut in Raipur on Saturday morning.

The off-spinner unfortunately didn’t have a dream debut, going wicketless in the 20-run defeat.

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