ICC World Cup 2019: Match 12, ENG v BAN – England Player Ratings
This was the seventh consecutive 300+ score for England in ODI cricket.
Updated - Jan 11, 2020 8:27 pm
The England cricket team seemed clearly hurt after the loss against Pakistan. Thus, when they came out onto the field for the game against Bangladesh, they showed that they wanted to be aggressive and played with a lot of positive intent. At no stage in the game did they even allow Bangladesh to sniff a chance of a victory. The hosts, after being put into bat first, got to an excellent start with the openers adding 128 runs together.
While Jonny Bairstow got out for 51 runs, Jason Roy went on to make a big century. In the middle order, Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan made important contributions. But just as Bangladesh seemed to pull back things towards the end with some quick wickets, Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett joined hands to provide the team with the final impetus. With some big hitting, they took the side to 386/6 in 50 overs – England’s highest total in a World Cup match.
Shakib Al Hasan – The lone fighter for Bangladesh
The Bangladesh players didn’t seem to have the right attitude in the chase. They were already down on confidence and yet another failure from the openers didn’t help. The onus, yet again, was on Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim. The wicket-keeper batsman did try to set a platform but got out on 44. From this point, it was too much of an ask for Shakib.
He got to his hundred but was cleaned up by Ben Stokes when he was batting on 121. After he fell, the other Bangladesh batsmen could never really get going. The England bowlers kept picking wickets at regular intervals and managed to register a massive 106-run victory.
Here are the England Player Ratings for the match:
Jason Roy – 9.5/10
Jason Roy nearly scored 40 per cent of his team’s total in this game. The right-hander made his intentions clear right from the start and even had a chance to score an ODI double hundred. He got to his 150 just in the 35th over of the game when he struck three consecutive sixes. But Roy got a little too greedy and possibly wanted to hit all the six balls out of the park. He failed to do so on the fourth ball and holed out to the fielder. Though, he did his job by then and played one of the best knocks of World Cup 2019 thus far. He got out for 153 off just 121 balls with 14 fours and five massive sixes.
Jonny Bairstow – 7.5/10
Jonny Bairstow also played a great knock at the top of the order and ensured that either he or his partner hit at least one boundary every over. While a century was in the beckoning for him, he got out to a rather silly shot once he got to his fifty. Bairstow tried to tuck one down the leg side but found a leading edge off Mashrafe Mortaza. Mehidy Hasan completed a wonderful catch to send him back into the pavilion.
Joe Root – 2.5/10
Joe Root, who came into bat in the 20th over, tried to anchor the innings. But the pitch was possibly too good for him to play a sluggish knock. He scored 21 runs off 29 balls before Mohammad Saifuddin deceived him with a change of pace. The number three batsman ended up dragging that one back onto his stumps.
Jos Buttler – 8/10
Jos Buttler walked out to bat at number four ahead of Eoin Morgan. He did his job well and took the attack to the bowlers. Buttler tried to hit every ball for a boundary once he injured his leg and had troubles with his running. When he was batting on 64, Saifuddin bowled a ball angling in asking to be hit. He accepted the request but got the placement wrong bringing an end to an entertaining knock.
Eoin Morgan – 5/10
Eoin Morgan couldn’t really manage to accelerate the way he wanted to in this innings. He tried to play the second fiddle to Buttler initially. But even after the vice-captain got out, Morgan couldn’t get going. He perished after scoring 35 runs off 33 balls. Had he scored his runs at a slightly better strike rate, England would have had the opportunity to get to 400.
Ben Stokes – 6/10
Ben Stokes found it tough to hit big shots right from the first ball. He was dismissed after he attempted to do so for 6 runs. But he did a good job with the ball. The all-rounder dismissed the centurion Shakib Al Hasan and even got the better of Mosaddek Hossain. He then got second-time lucky with the dismissal of Saifuddin. The previous ball before the wicket hit the stumps but the bails didn’t fall off.
Chris Woakes – 4/10
Chris Woakes took just 8 balls to score 18 runs towards the end of England’s innings. He hit two big sixes and did a fair job with the bat. But he had a terrible outing with the ball. In the 8 overs that he bowled, Woakes ended up conceding 67 runs making him the most expensive English bowler on the day.
Liam Plunkett – 7/10
England wouldn’t have got to such a big score had it not been for Liam Plunkett’s exploits towards the end. He scored 27 runs in only 9 balls and smashed 4 fours and a six. He did well operating in the middle overs and conceded 36 runs in 8 overs. Plunkett managed to dismiss the dangerous Mushfiqur Rahim as well.
Jofra Archer – 7/10
Jofra Archer was highly economical during this game. He bowled tight lines and lengths and often troubled the batsmen with his extra pace. The pacer was the most economical bowler for England on the day and picked up three wickets in the innings. It was him who cleaned up the last two batsmen in the 49th over of the game.
Adil Rashid – 4/10
Adil Rashid was yet again expensive in this game. Batsmen found it relatively easy facing him and there wasn’t much assistance either. In his 10 overs, the leg-spinner ended up conceding 64 runs but dismissed Mohammad Mithun for a duck.
Mark Wood – 6/10
Mark Wood troubled the openers with some swing early on. He attacked Tamim Iqbal with the short ball and the left-hander didn’t look comfortable at all. Tamim tried to get onto the front foot to deal with it and ended up making a meal of it. Wood also dismissed Mahmudullah for 28 runs.