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Marks out of 10: Player ratings for England women after their T20I series win over India

Heather Knight, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley
by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

England have taken a 2-1 T20I series victory over India in Mumbai despite a loss in the final match of the series. Here are the marks out of ten for each of their squad members.

Sophia Dunkley – 2

3 matches, 21 runs at 7.00, SR: 84.00, HS: 11

Not only are there now valid concerns over Dunkley’s lack of recent international runs, but the manner of her innings in this series was doubly concerning. She was dismissed by Renuka Singh Thakur in all of her three innings, and looked consistently at sea when unable to find the boundary. With Tammy Beaumont and Maia Bouchier both pushing on the selection door, Dunkley’s left the question mark over England’s opening partnership unanswered.

Danni Wyatt – 7

2 matches, 75 runs at 37.5, SR: 150.00, HS: 75

A brilliant partnership with Nat Sciver-Brunt in the first T20I ensured England got to a big total, a duck in the second game in pursuit of a small total started a nervy collapse.

Alice Capsey – 4

3 matches, 32 runs at 10.66, SR: 84.21, HS: 25

Capsey started the series with a golden duck before top-scoring with an important 25 in the second match. But seven runs from 16 balls in the final game contributed to how bogged down England got against the spinners.

Maia Bouchier – 1

1 match, 0 runs

Not much to judge from Bouchier, one of four golden ducks from England’s innings in the final match of the series.

Heather Knight – 6

3 matches, 65 runs at 32.5, SR: 116.07, HS: 52

Knight top-scored in the third T20I with her first T20I half-century since 2020. While there is some criticism over her early strike rate in the innings putting pressure on England’s middle order, she scored more than double the number of runs of England’s next-highest scorer. It was also an improvement from the six she scored in the first game.

Nat Sciver-Brunt – 8

2 matches, 93 runs 46.5, SR: 140.90, HS: 77
2 wickets at 25.00, ER: 8.33, BBI: 1-15

Once again, England looked a completely different batting unit both once Sciver-Brunt was out for 16 in the second game, and when she was rested for the last. Her 77 off 53 balls in the first game was the highest individual score of the series.

Amy Jones – 7

3 matches, 53 runs at 17.66, SR: 151.42, HS: 25

More positive signs for Jones after a difficult summer. A quick-fire 23 at the end of England innings in the first game took them from a good score to an excellent one, and her 25 batting with Knight in the last went some way to steadying the collapse.

Bess Heath – 1

1 match, 1 runs at 1.00, SR: 20.00

Brought in for the final T20I, Heath was the third wicket in England’s four-wicket-three-run middle order collapse.

Danni Gibson – 1

1 match, 0 runs

Gibson was the second of the four golden ducks in England’s final innings.

Freya Kemp – 4

3 matches, 5 runs at 2.50, SR: 125.0, HS: 5*
4 wickets at 14.00, ER: 8.00, BBI: 2-24

Back after time out with a back fracture, Kemp had a difficult time with the bat in the series. However, while spin dominated, she held her own among the bowling attack and looked threatening with the new ball.

Sophie Ecclestone – 8

3 matches, 7 wickets at 9.71, ER: 6.00, BBI: 3-15
11 runs at 11.0, SR: 91.66, HS: 9*

Despite having only just regained fitness from the broken shoulder she picked up in the Hundred, Ecclestone was at her dominating best. Three wickets in the first T20I before 2-13 in the second, she came in for more brutal treatment when India were chasing a small target in the final game.

Charlie Dean – 7

2 matches, 3 wickets at 11.33, ER: 4.25, BBI: 2-16

Dean was at her best in the second T20I where she opened the bowling and took two important wickets. She bowled economically throughout and consistently troubled the batters.

Sarah Glenn – 7

2 matches, 3 wickets at 12.66, ER: 5.42, BBI: 2-13

Two good performances from Glenn before she fractured her thumb in the second T20I, consequently missing the final match of the series.

Lauren Bell – 5

2 matches, 2 wickets at 26.5, ER: 7.57, BBI: 2-18

On surfaces which offered little for her, Bell was expensive in the first match of the series but picked up a couple of important wickets in the second.

Mahika Gaur – 2

2 matches, 0 wickets, ER: 12.00

Gaur was the only mainstream England bowler who went wicketless in all three matches. She conceded 18 runs from two overs in the first match of the series.

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