England v India: player ratings for the unresolved Test series

Jasprit Bumrah, Virat Kohli and Ollie Robinson stood out during the series, which remains incomplete with India leading 2-1

By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket Blog

, England v India: player ratings for the unresolved Test series, The Nzuchi Times Guardian

Joe Root: 564 runs, average 94; one wicket, average 40; seven catches
Joe Root was monumental with the bat, at times carrying his team as Atlas carried the globe, his performances no less remarkable just because they are expected these days. But his captaincy, in the key moments, was dismal, letting Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah get away from England at Lord’s with a wit that wouldn’t sit well with a schoolboy XI’s skipper. At other times, easy singles to fielders not quite saving one ceded the momentum of the match to India and his reluctance to bowl Craig Overton was inexplicable, preferring to flog his thoroughbred, Jimmy Anderson. He out-batted his opposite number by a distance, but was out-captained by the same margin. Grade A-

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