England v Australia ODI series report card: Australia player ratings
Updated - Sep 13, 2015 7:59 pm
England v Australia ODI series report card: Australia player ratings: In an eventful ODI series, it was the yellow army who had the last laugh. In fact, after the series got squared at 2-2, the Australians dominated in the final ODI and won the final ODI quite comprehensively. With a mingling variety of performances, the entire Australian squad showed domination over the English line up. Under the leadership of Steve Smith, the young guns of the Aussies looked in apt shape.
To get a grasp into the squad, here is the England v Australia ODI series report card: Australia player ratings:
1. Steve Smith, 7/10:
The newly appointed Australian ODI captain led his side with genuine maturity and did managed to handle things well under pressurizing situations. Smith scored a total of 156 runs at an average of over 31, with a highest score of 70 runs. Smith had been rather defensive in his approach with the bat. This might be due to the added burden of responsibility.
2. Aaron Finch, 7/10:
The right handed opening batsman did make an impressive mark in the final ODI. He literally snatched the game away from the opposition with sheer brute force in the final ODI. He scored a total of 138 runs in 3 matches at an average of over 69.
3. David Warner, 6/10:
Warner managed to play only 2 ODIs in the series and he succeeded to score on one and flunked on the other. He managed to score 59 runs on one innings and scored just 1 run on the other.
4. George Bailey, 9.5/10:
Smiling Bailey, as he is known for the same stood as the leading run scorer for the Aussies in the series. In a total of 5 matches, he scored a total of 218 runs with a highest of 75. He stood as the wall of the Australian squad and delivered when the team needed him the most to deliver.
5. Mathew Wade, 9/10:
The newly appointed wicket keeper of the Australian line up did deliver well in the series with the bat. In fact, after five matches he possesses the highest batting average in the series. He scored a total of 164 runs in 5 matches at an average of 82.
6. Mitchell Marsh, 9.5/10:
The Australian all rounder played incredibly well in the series and did contribute excellently both with the bat as well as with the ball. He scored 134 runs in the series and took 8 wickets. In the final ODI, he literally broke the backbone of the English batting and had figures of 6-0-27-4. Such performance earned him the award of player of the match.
7. Glenn Maxwell, 9/10:
Maxwell has been quite much dependant batsman in the entire series and contributed well with the bat. He scored a total of 166 run in 5 matches with a highest of 85 and clinched 6 wickets in the series. Also, his exceptional fielding did provide Australia with an edge over England.
8. Patt Cummins, 9.5/10:
The Australian speedster stood out to be the highest wicket taker of the tournament with 12 wickets in 5 matches. He was simply exceptional with the ball and bowled with a stunning average of 19.66.
9. Mitchell Starc, 4.5/10:
The ODI series will not be much of memorable for the left arm speedster of Australia. In fact, he managed to strike just 5 wickets in 5 matches. Also, he was way too much expensive with the ball and conceded runs at an economy rate of 5.91 in the series.
10. Joe Burns, 4/10:
The Australian opening batsman did not succeed to score much and failed comprehensively. Leaving behind his innings of 44 runs, he was very ordinary with the bat in the series and scored just 77 runs in the series at an average of 15.40.
11. Ashton Agar, 5/10:
The left handed all youngster of Australia made his ODI debut in the series and played only 2 ODIs. He did not get much of an opportunity with the bat and was fair with the ball. He managed to clinch 2 wickets in the series.
12. John Hastings, 6/10:
Hastings was reasonably fair in the 2 matches that he played in the series. He scored a total of 34 runs and clinched 3 wickets in the series.
13. Shane Watson, 6.5/10:
Struggling with injury, Watson played well in the two matches that he played in the series. He grabbed 2 wickets in 2 matches at an average of less than 20 and contributed to some extent with the bat.
14. James Pattinson, 3/10:
The right handed fast bowler of Australia was quite much ordinary in the series and failed to make an impact. He played for two matches and failed to strike a single wicket in the series.
15. Marcus Stoinis, 4/10:
He was played for just a single ODI and the right handed all rounder tried to contribute well for his team.
16. Nathan Coulter-Nile, 6/10:
He was played for 2 matches in the series and succeeded in taking up 3 wickets. He was reasonable with the ball in the series.