What Rohit Sharma’s Outperformance Against West Indies Mean

Undoubtedly, Rohit Sharma is one of the best openers for India. He holds the record of slamming three double centuries in the ODI format. His exclusion from the test team for the West Indies raised many eyebrows and for the upcoming series against Australia, he was included in the test team. Apart from history, he is in a very good form and slammed great knocks in the ODI series against West Indies besides clinching the Asia cup a month ago as the captain in the absence of Virat Kohli.

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Fondly called hitman, Rohit Sharma seems to outperform Virat Kohli in this series to clinch the Player of the Series Award against West Indies. Virat Kohli slammed three centuries against West Indies in the current series and stood as the fastest batsman to slam 10,000 runs in ODIs for India and surpassed the record of Sachin Tendulkar.

We can say that Indian cricket has gifted players in the form of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. In the current series, Kohli slammed 420 runs from four matches and Rohit scored 326 runs from four matches. But if we have a clear look, one performance in the fifth ODI might bag any one of this pair the most awaited Player of the Series award. Rohit seems to have more advantage when compared to the Indian Captain since Rohit crossed 150+ scores twice in this series whereas Kohli reached that mark only once. In this series, Rohit Sharma slammed two centuries. When batting performances are considered, Shikhar Dhawan stands third after these scintillating players.  Both the players laid the perfect platform for huge scores of the team. There is a tough competition between these two players to win the man of the series award.

Kohli’s tons caused India’s victory in only one occasion whereas the team lost one game and drawn one game in the rest of the cases. Though Kohli has the better average of 140 when compared to Rohit’s 109 from four matches, Rohit’s strike rate of 120 is higher than Kohli’s 113.