West Indies v England World T20 Final: England Player Ratings
Published - Apr 4, 2016 7:22 am | Updated - Apr 4, 2016 7:22 am
for the English players. England were extremely good till the last over, but unfortunately, all the efforts evaporated in the last over, after Brathwaite launched the onslaught and probably that’s the beauty of T20 cricket. We have seen 2 runs being defended in the last three balls of the over, and 19 runs being chased down with two balls to spare in the last over. The English did everything right till that last moment, but it seems like destiny had other ideas.
Nevertheless, the resurgence of the Poms in limited overs cricket is noteworthy. From crashing out of the World Cup in the group stages to making it to the World T20 finals within a span of a year, it deserves appreciation. Here are the player ratings for the England players following the World T20 final.
Jason Roy – 1/10:
England’s hero in the semi-final was dismissed for a two ball duck, which is perhaps the worst thing for a batsman with the exception of a golden duck. He was undone by an excellent piece of bowling from Samuel Badree. His presence in the game was minimal thereafter, considering the fact that he is primarily an opening batsman.
Alex Hales – 4/10:
Alex Hales was another disappointment at the top of the order. Hales went down to a delivery which deserved to be hit for a boundary, with his inning lasting just 3 balls. His presence on the field was well noted, with some spectacular saves on the outfield and even added a catch to his name.
Joe Root – 9.5/10:
What else can one ask from a player? Not only did he score an invaluable 54 at a strike rate of 150, he had a ball with the ball too, picking up two wickets off his single over. Joe Root, with his delightful strokes all over the ground, added another argument in favor of the technical batsmen playing risk free shots being successful in the shortest format. It was his day with the bat and ball, however, Root lost out on the trophy to a better team on the particular day.
Eoin Morgan – 4/10:
While his performance with the bat, especially considering the circumstances at which he came to the crease, was abysmal, he earns these points for his captaincy. By making subtle fielding moves and apt bowling changes, he was spot on with his captaincy for the better part of the West Indies inning. His performance with the bat during the tourney was below par, and his performance on an important final didn’t improve matters for the English limited overs captain.
Jos Buttler – 7/10:
Jo’s Buttler has been one of the most devastating limited overs player in the last 12 months, and his 22-ball 36 was an extremely good effort considering the circumstances. Not only did he score at a brisk rate, his partnership was crucial for the English revival during the middle overs. However, his innings was cut short to a poor delivery which should have been dispatched.
Ben Stokes – 3/10:
Ben Stokes might very well be the most heart wrecked player following the World T20 finals. He might be a Botham in becoming for England, his future and past accomplishments will forever be marred by his last over of the World T20. He was undone by some super strikes by Carlos Brathwaite, which eventually cost England the title. His performance earlier with the bat was marginal, and his fielding was electric; picking up 3 important catches.
Moeen Ali – 1/10:
Not one of the memorable performances from Ali. Got out to Bravo in an embarrassing manner for a duck, and his services with the ball weren’t required due to West Indies’ attacking mentality against spin and the dew factor.
Chris Jordan – 5/10:
It was an average day for Chris Jordan. While he bowled an excellent 19th over to take England to brink of victory, his performance with the bat was below par especially when England needed it, and he was tonked during his initial overs.
David Willey – 8.5/10:
Top class performance from the pacer against the Windies. His 21-run cameo was invaluable considering the circumstances of the match. His bowling was top class for a World Cup final, picking up 3 wickets for just 20 runs in his 4 overs. He troubled the Windies batsmen with his awkward angle and pin point accuracy with the ball.
Liam Plunkett – 5/10:
Was one of the better performers for England with the ball. While he was taken for 29 runs in his quota and was wicketless, he was successful in building the pressure on the batsmen during the initial and middle overs.
Adil Rashid – 6/10:
Was excellent with the ball against the Windies, choking the batsmen for room and pace. He picked up the important wicket of Bravo just when he started to look dangerous. One of the few bowlers to have an economy rate below 6 in an explosive encounter between bat and ball.
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