Myanmar vs India: The Statistical Report Card
India registered their first win on Myanmar soil since 1953, courtesy of a late strike from Sunil Chhetri to kickstart their AFC Asian Cup Qualifying campaign on a winning note.
Though not at their best, The Blue Tigers still managed to extract a favourable result away from home.
India enjoyed a ball possession of 46% with a passing accuracy of 73%, having successfully passed the ball 266 times out of an attempted 364.
Let us have a look at how the Indian players' fared against Myanmar.
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Gurpreet, as one would expect, was rock solid at the back having made 8 interceptions. He also showcased his accurate distribution skills as he successfully passed the ball 32 times out of an attempted 41, enjoying an accuracy of 78%.
Narayan Das wasn't having one of his best outings in the India shirt and was guilty of giving away possession cheaply. With a passing accuracy of 57%, Das successfully managed to complete 28 passes out of an attempted 49. He made 6 interceptions and won 10 of the 14 attempted challenges.
Anas was statistically India's best defender of the night, having being successful in all 5 of his attempted tackles and had as many as 11 interceptions in his name. He successfully managed to pass the ball 10 times out of 15, enjoying an accuracy of 67%.
Jhingan also had a decent outing and managed to keep the Myanmar attackers at bay, winning 7 out of his 10 challenges. He attempted 20 passes, out of which 14 were successful.
Judging by his standards, Kotal had an average outing. With a passing accuracy of 61%, Kotal much like Narayan was guilty of giving away possession. He, however, won 5 of his 8 attempted challenges and made 4 interceptions.
Borges also had an average outing with a passing accuracy of 79%, having successfully passed the ball 22 times out of an attempted 29. He intercepted the ball 6 times and won 11 out of the 17 challenges.
Eugeneson was the engine of the Indian side as he enjoyed a passing accuracy of 77%, completing a total of 30 passes. He intercepted the ball 8 times and won 10 of the 16 attempted challenges.
You don't need stats to figure out that Jackie had a horrible outing. Lack of his game-time in the I-League have certainly took it's toll on Jackie as he looked out of sorts, giving away the ball cheaply and missing an unforgivable tap in. Jackie successfully distributed the ball 14 times out of 22.
Captain fantastico was the best player on the pitch for India. Other than scoring the all important goal, Chhetri was the main orchestrator in the midfield having succesfully passed the ball 31 times out of 40, with 3 of them being key passes.
Jeje had one of the rare outings in a blue shirt, where he didn't score. Jeje, however, completed more passes than any other Indian player with 37 out of 43, enjoying an outstanding passing accuracy of 86%. He had a go at goal twice but failed to hit the target each time.
Robin Singh had an average outing, having failed to even hit a shot at goal. He managed to complete 25 passes out of an attempted 33.
Udanta's substitution was the game changer for India as he was the architect behind India's goal. Other than the late assist, Udanta completed 6 passes and also registered a shot on target.
Dhanpal was introduced deep in the second half and hardly got much time to make any impact. He won 2 of the 4 attempted challenges and completed 2 passes.
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