India scripted their first-ever-bilateral-T20-series win at home, when they beat Sri Lanka on Sunday. Stellar performances from the spinners, especially R Ashwin, helped India thrash the visitors by nine wickets in the final T20 and thereby clinch the series.
Here is a look at the player ratings of all the India players who played in the T20 series against Sri Lanka:
1. Shikhar Dhawan - The Delhi southpaw was the best batsman for the India in this series, as he scored 106 runs in three matches, at an average of above 50. He maintained his recent good run of form against Sri Lanka. This is a good sign for India, as they will go into the Asia Cup T20 next with their top order batsmen on song. Rating: 9/10.
2. Rohit Sharma - We did not get to see much of Rohit Sharma in this series. He was out for a duck in the first T20 and then he followed it up with an innings of 43 runs. In the final game, he could only manage to add 13 runs to his name. It is true that his average dips when he is at home in T20s, but his form at the top of the batting order will be crucial in the upcoming Asia Cup in Bangladesh and the World T20 that follows. Rating: 7/10.
3. Ajinky Rahane - Rahane will definitely be replaced by Virat Kohli in the playing XI for the Asia Cup as well as in the ICC World T20 2016. Rahane had a good opportunity in this series against Sri Lanka to prove his mettle. But his performance in this series was not that great. The strike rate will also be a concern. However, he successfully paired with Dhawan in the final T20 to guide India home. Rating: 6/10.
4. Suresh Raina - There is a reason why he is referred to as one of the best T20 cricketers India have ever produced. He proved how crucial his presence is in this Indian T20 side, yet again. Raina was one of the few batsmen who stuck around for a while in the first T20, when the Indian batting order crumbled. He followed it up with a brisk innings of 30 from just 19 balls in the 2nd T20. Finally, in the 3rd T20 he picked up two important wickets, which summed up his all-round skills on the field. Rating: 9/10.
5. Yuvraj Singh - The veteran all-rounder is yet to prove his might, as we did not get to see him much with the bat in this series as well. In the first T20, when India were in trouble, he had a good opportunity to show his class, but he too fell prey to Sri Lanka's relentless bowling in that match. The Punjab player needs to step up in the upcoming tournaments, because Yuvraj could prove to be crucial for India in the upcoming tournaments. Rating: 5.5/10.
6. MS Dhoni - The captain did not have much to do with his willow, but he had a lot to do with the tactics and planning of India's victories in this series, and indeed the one loss. Dhoni was spot on with his decision to bowl first in the final T20. Nothing can make him happier than a series win and now he will want to take this form into the Asia Cup and ICC World T20 as well. Rating: 8/10.
7. Hardik Pandya - The Baroda youngster retained his place in the team in the Sri Lanka series. He is not that effective with the ball in subcontinental conditions, but he showcased his hard-hitting skills in the second T20, when he played a brilliant innings of 27 runs from just 12 balls. That helped India go past the 190-run-mark. He is a good athletic fielder as well. However, he has to better his overall performance to retain his place in this Indian T20 team, with Harbhajan Singh and Pawan Negi waiting for an opportunity. Rating: 7/10.
8. Ravindra Jadeja - He is an invaluable asset in this Indian side. His all-round abilities makes him one of the most dangerous limited overs cricketers in the world. Although we did not get to see much of Jadeja with the bat, he took outstanding catches, picked up wickets and was involved in run outs as well. Rating: 9/10.
9. R Ashwin - Yet another man of the series award for arguably the best spinner in the world. His economy rate in this series was just above 3 runs an over, which is outstanding in the shortest format of the game. Ashwin achieved his career best T20 figures in the final match of the series agianst Sri Lanka as well. The talented off-spinner will be key to India's success in the upcoming big-ticket tournaments. Rating: 10/10.
10. Jasprit Bumrah - The Mumbai Indians seamer has been impressive in both the series against Australia and Sri Lanka. His yorkers in the death overs have a lot of venom in them, and it can rattle the opposing team's batting order. Rating: 8/10.
11. Ashish Nehra - The veteran left-arm seamer has been a good addition to this Indian T20 squad. Although he has been a touch expensive in this format of the game, an economy of 8 in T20 cricket is not too bad. He has helped India make those early breakthroughs and he will enjoy bowling in similar conditions in the upcoming tournaments. Rating: 7.5/10.