IND vs SA: South Africa Squad Ratings

Published - 15 Jan 2022, 08:36 PM | Updated - 27 Nov 2023, 04:04 PM

The victorious South African team poses with the Freedom Trophy, South Africa vs India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day, January 14, 2022 © Getty Images
The victorious South African team poses with the Freedom Trophy, South Africa vs India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day, January 14, 2022 © Getty Images

South Africa defeated India in the Test series 2-1. The hosts lost the IND vs SA 1st Test by 113 runs. However, they made a fabulous comeback in the next two matches. South Africa won both the 2nd and 3rd Test by 7 wickets to capture the series victory.

For South Africa, some players gave an outstanding performance for the team. While some bowlers bowled fabulous spells, a few batsmen played incredible knocks to help the team for victory.

In this article, we rate the players of the South Africa squad on the basis of their performances in the IND vs SA Test series.

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IND vs SA- South Africa Squad Ratings

Wiaan Mulder- 5

Wiaan Mulder
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Wiaan Mulder gets the least rating of 5 in this list. The right-handed batsman played just one Test. The all-rounder scored 13 runs in 2 innings and also failed to pick any wicket. He was dropped from the next two games due to his poor performance in the first match.

Keshav Maharaj- 5

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Keshav Maharaj[photo: Twitter]
Keshav Maharaj also gets a rating of 5.0. Although Maharaj tried a lot of effort in both batting and bowling, he could not attract any eyeballs. With the bowl, the spinner picked just 1 wicket in 3 Tests, bowling at an average of 119.0. With the bat, he scored 66 runs in 4 innings.

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Quinton de Kock- 5

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Quinton De Kock[photo: Twitter]
Quinton de Kock also gets a rating of 5 for his performance in the IND vs SA Test series. The wicketkeeper-batsman announced his retirement after the completion of the 1st Test. In the only game he played, the left-handed batsman scored 34 runs in 2 innings at an average of 27.50.

Kyle Verreynne- 5.5

Kyle Verreynne. Photo- Twitter
Kyle Verreynne. Photo- Twitter

Kyle Verreynne gets a rating of 5.5. He played two matches during the IND vs SA Test series. He replaced Quinton de Kock in the 2nd and 3rd Test. He scored 21 runs in 2 innings at an average of 10.50. He did not manage to score a good score in both the two innings he batted.

Aiden Markram- 5.5

Aiden Markram
Aiden Markram. Image-ICC

Aiden Markram also came up with a poor batting show in the IND vs SA Test series. He played as an opener in all three Tests but failed to come up with a big knock in any game. The right-handed batsman scored 76 runs in 6 innings at a mere average of 12.66, with a top knock of 31 runs. He gets a rating of 5.5.

Duanne Olivier- 6.0

Duanne Olivier, IND vs SA
Duanne Olivier. (Photo: Twitter)

Duanne Olivier gets a rating of 6.0. The right-arm pacer only played 2 matches in the IND vs SA Test series. He grabbed 5 wickets in two games, bowling at an average of 39.0. He also picked a crucial 4-wicket haul in one inning.

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Rassie van der Dussen- 7

Rassie van der Dussen, IND vs SA
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Rassie van der Dussen gets a rating of 7 for his performance during the IND vs SA Test series. The right-handed batter scored 117 runs in 6 innings at an average of 23.40. In one game, he played a crucial knock of unbeaten 41 runs.

Lungi Ngidi-7.5

Lungi Ngidi
Lungi Ngidi (Image Credit: Twitter)

Lungi Ngidi gets a rating of 7.5 for his impressive bowling show during the IND vs SA Test series. The right-arm pacer scalped 15 wickets in 3 Tests at an amazing average of 15.0. He also picked a 6-wicket haul in one inning. He picked 8 wickets in the IND vs SA 1st Test.

Temba Bavuma- 8

Temba Bavuma, IND vs SA
Temba Bavuma. (Photo: Twitter)

Temba Bavuma gets a rating of 8 for his performance during the IND vs SA Test series. Temba Bavuma was quite impressive with his batting and played multiple good knocks during the series. In 6 innings, he scored 221 runs at an average of 73.66. He slammed 2 half-centuries in the series and also played 3 unbeaten knocks.

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Keegan Petersen- 8

Keegan Petersen
Keegan Petersen. (Photo: Twitter)

Keegan Petersen gets a rating of 8 for his performance. The right-handed batsman piled up the most runs for his team during the IND vs SA Test series. In 6 innings, he scored 276 runs at an average of 46.0. He slammed 3 half-centuries, the highest of which was 82 runs.

Dean Elgar -8.5

Dean Elgar. Photo- Getty
Dean Elgar. Photo- Getty

Dean Elgar gets a rating of 8.5 for his impressive batting performance during the IND vs SA Test series. The South Africa skipper played an unbeaten 96-run knock to take his team to victory in the 2nd Test. In total, the left-handed batsman accounted for 235 runs in 6 innings at an average of 47.0. He also slammed 2 half-centuries.

Marco Jansen -9

Marco Jansen
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Marco Jansen gets a rating of 9 for his impeccable bowling show in the IND vs SA Test series. The left-arm pacer gained the limelight in his debut Test series with a total of 19 wickets in 3 games. He owned an amazing average of 16.47.

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Kagiso Rabada -9.5

Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada (Image Credit: Twitter)

Kagiso Rabada gets the highest rating on this list. Rabada was highly responsible for crushing India’s batting during the three Tests of the series. He hunted 20 wickets in 3 games, the most than any other bowler in the series. He held a bowling average of 19.05 and bagged crucial wickets for his team. Hence, he gets the highest rating of 9.5.

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