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How Aussie players fared in series loss

Player ratings for each of Australia's players in their 2-1 Border-Gavaskar series loss to India.

How Aussie players fared in series loss

Player ratings for each of Australia's players in their 2-1 Border-Gavaskar series loss to India.

MARCUS HARRIS of Victoria bats during the Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and Victoria at WACA in Perth, Australia.
MARCUS HARRIS of Victoria bats during the Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and Victoria at WACA in Perth, Australia. Picture:Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images

AUSTRALIA'S PLAYER RATINGS FROM BORDER-GAVASKAR SERIES LOSS TO INDIA

* MARCUS HARRIS - 6


258 runs at 36.85

Didn't get the maiden century he so desperately desired, but was Australia's only real find in a dark summer.

* AARON FINCH - 1.5

97 runs at 16.16

Victoria's decision to label him a middle-order batsman and not an opener in red-ball cricket was proven right.

* USMAN KHAWAJA - 3.5

197 runs at 28.28

Didn't stand up when Australia so desperately needed him to in the absence of Steve Smith and David Warner.

* SHAUN MARSH - 2

183 runs at 26.14

Hit a fighting 60 in the second innings in Adelaide but has gone missing since.

* TRAVIS HEAD - 5.5

237 runs at 35.85

Fifties in Perth and Melbourne showed his potential but may have done enough to hold his spot.

* PETER HANDSCOMB - 2

105 runs at 21

Showed some promising signs when he made a slight adjustment to his much-criticised batting stance in Sydney.

* TIM PAINE - 6.5

174 runs at 24.85, 16 catches, 0 stumpings

The captain has caught well behind the stumps but hasn't gone on with the starts he made with the bat.

* PAT CUMMINS - 7

163 runs at 23.28, 14 wickets at 27.28

Best of the quicks - was rewarded with match figures of 9-99 in Melbourne and also scored his second career half-century in the Boxing Day Test.

* MITCHELL STARC - 4

117 runs at 23.40, 13 wickets at 34.53

Not the series he would have liked, as Australia's inability to make the ball swing really hurt him.

* NATHAN LYON - 6.5

21 wickets at 30.42

The only bowler to reach the 20-wicket mark - was the Aussies' best in Adelaide and Perth before Melbourne and Sydney's wickets offered him very little.

* JOSH HAZLEWOOD - 4.5

13 wickets at 30.61

Hasn't been his consistent self with the ball, failing to build pressure as India piled on the runs in Sydney and Melbourne.

* MARNUS LABUSCHAGNE - 4

38 runs at 38, 0 wickets

Hard to judge off the one innings with the bat, but he at least looked reasonably comfortable in the surprise move to the No.3 slot.

* MITCHELL MARSH - 1

19 runs at 9.50, 0 wickets

Came into the side as an extra bowling option for Melbourne but couldn't t get a wicket. His ugly dismissal in the second innings capped off a woeful Test.

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