Bangladesh v England ODI Series – England Player ratings

Bangladesh v England ODI Series – England Player ratings

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It was a dramatic series for the hosts Bangladesh and the visitors England. England gave some serious competition to Bangladesh. The hosts had a formidable run coming into the series with 6 consecutive series win at home. England, under the leadership of Jos Buttler, were keen on breaking the streak. The series started in blazing fashion with England posting a huge 309 on the board. Ben Stokes was the showstopper with a brilliant century.

Jake Ball had a dream debut with a five-wicket haul. The second ODI saw dramatic series of events. Bangladesh propelled to a total of 238 kudos to late hitting by skipper Masrafe Mortaza. England were never in the chase and fell short by 34 runs as Mortaza bagged a four-wicket haul. However, it was the on-field altercations between the players that took all the headlines.

The stakes were high and so was the intensity in the final ODI. Bangladesh posted 277 on the board with Mushfiqur Rahim hitting an unbeaten 67. Half centuries from Ben Duckett and Sam Billings helped England ease past the score and break Bangladesh’s unbeaten home run. Here are the England player ratings for the series:

Jason Roy – 4/10:

The flamboyant English opener Jason Roy failed to impress on the tour. A lot was expected from him on the tour but he largely disappointed. He got starts on both the occasions when he played but couldn’t convert it to a big total. He hit a brisk 41 off 40 balls in the first ODI and showed a lot of promise for the first game.

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However, the second ODI was a failure for him. He scored just 13 in the match and was dismissed before he could take off on his usual aggressive note. He scored 54 runs at an average of 27 with a strike rate close to 89 – a touch lower than his usual exploits.

James Vince – 3/10:

Young batsman James Vince had a golden opportunity to impress in this series. He got a chance to open the innings with Jason Roy in absence of Alex Hales. However, Vince could only aggregate 53 runs in 3 matches at a lowly average of 17.66. A promising young talent, James Vince, let the opportunity go that was in his hands.

He started off with a score of 16 in the 1st ODI on a belter of a track. The next match saw him fall cheaply for just 5. He tried to settle in and apply himself in the 3rd ODI. An improved knock of 32 came from his bat. But he couldn’t continue to take the start to a high score.

Sam Billings – 8/10:

Sam Billings made the most out of the chance that he got. After having failed to make it to the playing eleven in the first 2 matches, he got a look in the last one. Billings hit a brilliant half century at the top order to set the platform for England’s run chase.

It was his maiden fifty. He departed on 62 that came off 69 balls. The knock was embellished with 4 fours and a six. The striking feature about the knock was that he never let the pressure creep up to his sleeve. He gets a rating of 8 for his confident run show.

Ben Duckett – 8/10:

Ben Duckett turned out to be yet another revelation for England young brigade along with Jake Ball. The middle order batsman formed a matchwinning partnership with Ben Stokes in the first ODI. Their effort saw England post in excess of 300 on the day. He hit 60 off 78 balls to announce his arrival in the series. A failure followed in the next match when he was dismissed for a duck.

The final ODI, he was back to his normal self and hit another half century. His 68-ball 63 ensured that England were in command of the run chase in the deciding game.  He amassed 123 runs at an average of 41 in the series. He had an impressive strike rate of 80.92.

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Ben Stokes – 9/10:

Ben Stokes was the player of the series for Bangladesh. His all-round show set the tone for England to thoroughly dismantle the home side. Stokes started off with a breathtaking 101 off just 100 balls with 8 fours and 4 sixes. He got a crucial wicket in the 2nd match as he dismissed Shakib Al Hasan. In the final ODI, he remained unbeaten on 47 to see England seal the series.

With 148 runs to his name at an average of 74 in 3 matches, Stokes was the leading run-scorer for England in the series. He was next to only Imrul Kayes in the overall list of leading run scorers in the series. He also picked up 2 wickets at an economy of 5.18 in the series.

Jos Buttler – 8.5/10:

English skipper Jos Buttler set an example and lead from the front throughout the series. He plundered 145 runs in 3 matches at an average of 48.33 in the series. His strike rate of 119.83 was the best among all the batsmen in the series. He hit 13 fours, the most by any English players on the tour.

Buttler’s 38-ball 63 with 4 sixes and 3 fours took England to 309 in the opening ODI. He continued his hard hitting spree in the second ODI as he staged a lone battle with a gutsy half century. In the final ODI too, he looked set to finish the game for his side but was dismissed towards the end of the game.

Jonny Bairstow – 4/10:

On a tour where most of the English batsmen were among the runs, Bairstow struggled to find his feet in the middle. Bairstow could score only 50 runs in 3 matches and had a poor average of 16.66 against his name. He started off on a horrid note with a duck. He got a fighting 35 in the innings that followed and then scored 15 in the last match.

With no big score against his name in the series, Bairstow will surely find it hard to make it to the starting eleven when England play India. The return of the likes of Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales might push him out of the starting eleven.

Moeen Ali – 2/10:

Moeen Ali couldn’t really get going with either  bat or ball in the series. In the 3 matches that he played, he could score only 11 at an average of 3.66. A string of low scores of 6, 4 and 1 followed for Moeen Ali in the series. On most occasions, he often has one of his skill sets covering up for the lackluster performance of the other.

However, he could not perform with the ball too. He went wicketless in the first two matches. He got a solitary wicket in the third and final one. With an unimpressive tour like this, Ali might soon face severe identity crisis in the team.

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Chris Woakes – 4/10:

Chris Woakes struggled big time with the ball. He had serious issues adapting to the humid conditions. He leaked runs at an economy of 6 in the series. He could pick up just 2 wickets in the series at an average of 72. Both his wickets came in the 2nd ODI where he returned with figures of 2/40 in his spell.

Woakes, however, had his moments with the bat. He hit the winning runs in the final ODI and finished the series with a six down the ground. He came up with 27 runs in 18 balls with 3 fours and six on the night. In the 3 matches that he played, he scored 50 runs at an average of 25. However, he needs to work harder on assessing the subcontinental wickets. He gets 4 in the ratings.

Liam Plunkett – 2/10:

Liam Plunkett got his only opportunity to play in series in the final ODI. However, the experienced campaigner failed to impress on the occasion. Plunkett leaked away 51 runs in his spell and did not bother the Bangladesh batsmen much. His performance was on the dull side.

With the India tour coming up, he should have put his hand up and made the most of the opportunity that was bestowed on him. He did not get an opportunity to show his batting skills. He gets only 2 for his performance in the series.

Adil Rashid – 8/10:

Leg-spinner Adil Rashid has been a revelation for England cricket since the last 18 months. Rashid emerged as the leading wicket-taker of the series with 10 wickets to his name in 3 matches. He bowled at an average of 14.5 and an impressive strike rate of 17.4. He started the series with a four-wicket haul, 4/49, in the first ODI.

He ended the series on a similar note with another 4 wicket haul. He scalped 4/43 as none of the Bangladesh batters felt at home when he was in the attack. He also hit an unbeaten 33 in the 2nd ODI when England bundled out for just 204. Rashid’s performance has been a big plus for England ahead of key series against India. He gets 8 in the ratings.

David Willey – 2/10:

Pace bowler David Willey was the spearhead of the England bowling line-up when England last visited the subcontinent. However, he found very little success in this series. He played the first 2 ODIs but went wicketless on both occasions. Despite starting with a maiden, he went for 46 runs in the first ODI.

In the 2nd ODI, he bowled another maiden to start with. But then couldn’t add any figure to his wicket column. He went for 36 runs in his spell. He was not picked in the playing eleven for the final ODI. England will hope for Willey to perform better when England tour India next month.

Jake Ball – 7/10:

Jake Ball had a dream debut as he bagged a five-wicket haul on his debut. Bowling in the batting friendly conditions, Jake Ball bowled really well to bag a match winning 5/51. He ripped apart the Bangladesh top order and then cleaned up the tail towards the end. However, he couldn’t carry forward the same magic in the matches that followed.

He picked up 2 wickets in the 2nd ODI and then went wicketless in the final one. In the 3 matches that he played, he picked up 7 wickets at an average of 19.85. He had the economy rate of 5.38 in the series. He looks like a very good prospect for England in the longer run.