Marks out of 10: Player ratings for England after their 3-2 series defeat to the West Indies
Following England’s T20I series defeat to the West Indies at the Kensington Oval in Barbados, here are our marks out of 10 for the visitors.
Moeen Ali – 7
108 runs @ 21.6, SR: 145.94 | 5 wickets @ 18.6, ER: 7.15
There were two ducks with the bat but two Player-of-the-Match performances too, with a 28-ball 63 in the fourth T20I including seven sixes. Moeen was tidy with the ball as well and, following on from an impressive World Cup campaign, he stands as a key figure in the T20I set-up.
Eoin Morgan – 3
30 runs @ 15, SR: 73.17
The England skipper’s batting struggles continued before a thigh injury ruled him out of the last three T20Is, with Moeen taking on the captaincy in his place. Morgan is now averaging 16.36 with the bat in T20Is since the start of 2021.
Liam Livingstone – 5
33 runs @ 11, SR: 117.85 | 4 wickets @ 19.25, ER: 9.62
Illness disrupted him in the build-up to the series and he couldn’t show off the big-hitting exploits that made him a breakout star in 2021. His masterful blend of leg- and off-breaks remain a key asset to England.
Phil Salt – 6
60 runs @ 20, SR: 193.54
The opener was converted into a finisher for his first T20Is and he adapted quickly on debut, hitting a quick-fire half-century in a losing cause. Couldn’t reach those heights in the next two knocks.
Tom Banton – 6
122 runs @ 24.4, SR: 156.41
The highlight came in a losing cause, with Banton demonstrating his inventive strokeplay in the third T20I to hit 73 off just 39 deliveries, his highest score in international cricket. Having not played any internationals in 2021, the innings was a reminder of why Banton was given an England debut at the age of 20.
Jason Roy – 6
130 runs @ 26, SR: 130
Couldn’t replicate the destruction of his hundred in the warm-up, but he was a key contributor in England’s two wins with scores of 45 and 52. On both occasions he started slowly but found a way to catch up and give the strike rate a healthy boost.
James Vince – 6
123 runs @ 24.6, SR: 143.02
Regularly got starts but failed to capitalise. He eventually found his flow for a longer period in the final T20I, top-scoring with 55, but was unable to take his side home.
Sam Billings – 6
61 runs @ 20.33, SR: 141.86
Struggled at the start of the series after flying in from the Ashes but a four-ball 13* and sparky 41 in the finale meant he ended strongly.
Chris Jordan – 3
1 wicket @ 136, ER: 10.46 | 62 runs @ 20.66, SR: 129.16
Couple of useful cameos with the bat and some tight overs in the fourth T20I, but Jordan, like most of his fast-bowling colleagues, suffered at the death. Beyond dots, wickets were also difficult to come by.
Reece Topley – 6
3 wickets @ 37.33, ER: 7
The tall left-armer was England’s best fast bowler in the series, with his overall figures hurt by an expensive outing in the series finale. Showcased his ability to swing the new ball up front and a strong 19th over in the second T20I proved vital in a one-run win. He also pulled off a sensational run out in that same match.
Adil Rashid – 9
7 wickets @ 16.42, ER: 5.75
Took advantage of the turn on offer at the Kensington Oval to get plenty of purchase with both his leg-break and googly. He proved a difficult man to hit – as the economy rate shows – and his consistency was impressive too; his most expensive haul was 1-28 off his four overs in the fourth T20I.
Saqib Mahmood – 1
0 wickets, ER: 10.66
A series to forget for the young Lancashire quick. He suffered the brutal fate of being hit for three consecutive sixes at the end of the second T20I, though victory had been all but confirmed with 19 runs required off the last three deliveries.
Harry Brook – 2
10 runs @ 10, SR: 76.92
Granted just the one opportunity – Brook made his international debut in the third T20I – the Yorkshire batter was unable to get going in a steep chase.
Liam Dawson – 3
0 wickets, ER: 5 | 6 runs @ 3, SR: 54.54
Bowled four tight overs in the opening T20I, his first England appearance since 2018. But his left-arm spin was called upon for just one more over in the series and he didn’t return after the second T20I.
Tymal Mills – 2
1 wicket @ 102, ER: 11.12
After an impressive World Cup campaign in the UAE, the Kensington Oval proved less receptive to Mills’ bag of left-arm tricks. The third T20I proved to be a particularly chastening experience for Mills, who collected figures of 1-52 from his four overs.
George Garton – 2
1 wicket @ 57, ER: 14.25 | 2 runs @ 2, SR: 50
Began his international career by bowling Brandon King in his first over, but that proved to be the high point; he took some serious tap in his only match of the series, finishing with figures of 1-57 as the West Indies put up a match-winning total of 224-5.
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