Marks out of 10: Player ratings for England after their 2-1 ODI series win over Bangladesh
Player ratings out of ten for England after their 2-1 away series victory over Bangladesh.
Jason Roy – 7
3 matches, 155 runs at 51.66, SR: 95.09, HS: 132
Jason Roy’s hundred in the second ODI was his only substantive contribution of the series. His second in five matches for England, it will have gone a long way to pencil him in the squad for the World Cup in October. However, while that century was a sign his form is returning he still has yet to find the consistency which will silence his doubters.
Phil Salt – 3
3 matches, 54 runs at 18.00, SR: 91.52, HS: 35
A poor series for Phil Salt. Continued failures to capitalise on good starts means he has not locked in his position as Jonny Bairstow’s stand-in should Bairstow still not have recovered later in the year. He now runs the risk of dropping out of England’s best available squad altogether.
Dawid Malan – 7.5
3 matches, 125 runs at 62.50, SR: 75.30, HS: 114*
Dawid Malan scored his third ODI century in less than four months in the first match of the series – and just as with the previous two this might be his best so far. With England staring down the barrel of not being able to chase 209 after collapsing to 103-5, Malan played a superbly controlled knock to guide them home in the penultimate over. He finished on 114*, the next highest score for an England batter in that innings was 26. While he only made 11 in the next match and a duck in the final game, he is rapidly making himself hard to drop from England’s XI, even once Joe Root comes back in.
James Vince – 2
3 matches, 49 runs at 16.33, SR: 71.01, HS: 38
It’s hard to argue off the back of this series that James Vince will find a place in England’s ODI squad once all of their multi-format options are available for selection. He only made it out of single figures in the final match of the series and scored the least runs of any England player who featured in all three matches in the series.
Jos Buttler – 6.5
3 matches, 111 runs at 37.00, SR: 113.26, HS: 76
A stand-out knock from Jos Buttler in the second ODI alongside Roy saw England post a total in excess of 300. He also managed his bowlers well and predictably kept a good record behind the stumps. He fell for 26 in the final match however, after a top-order collapse saw him come in at 104-4 chasing 247.
Moeen Ali – 6
3 matches, 3 wickets at 36.66, ER: 4.34, BBI: 2-35
58 runs at 19.33, SR: 80.55, HS: 42
Moeen’s innings in the second ODI continued a short-term run of improved for with the bat. He scored 42 off 35 deliveries in a cameo at the end of the innings, hitting two sixes. He bowled economically in the middle overs and picked up the wicket of Shakib Al Hasan in the first match.
Sam Curran – 8.5
2 matches, 6 wickets at 13.33, ER: 5.45, BBI: 4-29
56 runs at 56.00, SR: 82.35, HS: 33*
Sam Curran continued his exceptional winter in white-ball cricket with another string of brilliant performances for England with the ball. He was impressive in the powerplay and picked up four-for in the second match. With all of Archer, Woakes and Wood playing in the series, he still looked England’s best bowler. With the bat, promotion up to five in the final match following a decent innings in the second didn’t provide the desired result. He played a sluggish innings of 23 off 49 balls.
Will Jacks – 5
2 matches, 1 wicket at 45.00, ER: 4.09, BBI: 1-18
27 runs at 13.50, SR: 77.14, HS: 26
A decent ODI debut for Will Jacks in the first match of the series. He took a wicket in his first match and shared an important partnership with Malan, but wasn’t quite at his destructive best with the bat in either outing. Flying home injured is a frustrating end to his breakthrough winter.
Adil Rashid – 9
3 matches, 8 wickets at 14.12, ER: 4.70, BBI: 4-45
Excellent as ever from Adil Rashid in an ODI shirt. He finishes as the leading wicket-taker in the series and played a crucial role with the bat to see England over the line in the first match.
Chris Woakes – 7
2 matches, 2 wickets at 27.50, ER: 3.43, BBI: 1-27
In both matches Chris Woakes played in the series, he conceded his runs at less than four an over. Living up to his reputation as Mr. Reliable once again.
Jofra Archer – 8.5
2 matches, 5 wickets at 14.40, ER: 3.82, BBI: 3-35
Jofra Archer continued his blistering return in England colours, taking five wickets in two matches – no one in the series took more wickets than him at a lower economy. Getting through the series unscathed is a tick in the box for England heading into the T20I leg of the tour.
Mark Wood – 7
2 matches, 2 wickets at 24.00, ER: 4.00, BBI: 2-34
A decent series for Mark Wood. Amidst impressive displays from England’s bowling unit in all three matches, he bowled well without standing out from the rest.
Rehan Ahmed – 5
1 match, 1 wicket at 62.00, ER: 6.20, BBI: 1-62
Rehan Ahmed’s record-breaking winter continues. He is now the youngest men’s ODI player for England as well as men’s Test player. He took a wicket with the final ball of his ten-over spell on debut but was expensive compared to the rest of the attack.
Saqib Mahmood – 5
1 match, 0 wickets, ER: 4.55
No wickets on his international return for Saqib Mahmood. Nevertheless, he bowled economically and again highlighted England’s strength in depth for the World Cup later this year.