Yes, even an embryonic series like this deserves a review 🙂
A total of 7 T20Is have now been played between these sides, all of them in Zimbabwe. India lead 5-2. CJ Chibabha and H Masakadza have played in all 7, while no Indian has played in more than 5.
There is not much point in calculating averages. strike rates and the like on such a small data set so we will confine ourselves to the best overall and match performances.
Batting-most runs (50 and above):
Chibhabha is far ahead of the rest while Raina has the most runs for India.
Batting-highest scores (40 and above):
Raina and Chibhabha have the highest individual scores, although KM Jadhav made the highest score in the current series.
Bowling-most wickets (3 and above):
Mpofu, AR Patel and newcomer Sran have taken the most wickets.
Bowling-best innings figures (2 and above):
The two best performances are by Sran (on debut) and Bumrah in the current series. The previous best was by AR Patel in the previous series.
Fielding-most dismissals (2 and above):
AR Patel has the most dismissals. The best wicketkeeping figures are by Taibu.
Innings fielding-most dismissals (2 and above):
No one has taken more than 2 dismissals in an innings. Taibu is the only keeper here.
All-round overall (minimum 5 innings batted and bowled):
Chibhabha is the only one who has some pretensions of being an all-rounder.
All-round match performance (minimum 20 runs and 2 wickets):
Now we await more meaty stuff in the WI v Ind and Eng v Pak series coming up.
Tail piece: Although Zimbabwe’s captain AG Cremer could not do much in this series, he does hold a world Test record for the best 4-wicket innings bowling: 4-4 against Bangladesh.