How each of England’s ODI winners rated in Bangladesh

Claiming an ODI series victory in Bangladesh is a very fine achievement considering the Tigers were on a winning streak of six at home.

The triumph for Jos Buttler’s side was the latest step in an impressive journey for this young 50-over side, but not all of the squad performed as expected during the three-match contest.

Here is how we rated each player’s performance in the series:

Ben Stokes – 10/10

A fantastic century in the opening ODI, after coming to the crease with his side 63-3, helped set up the win, while his unbeaten 47 in the final match sealed the series.

Although his bowling wasn’t as show stopping as usual, his maturity battling in the middle order essentially proved the difference between the two teams.

Ben Duckett, Jos Buttler, Adil Rashid and Jake Ball – 9/10

As a debutant batting at number three in a country he’s never been to before, Duckett’s returns of 123 runs at an average of 41.00 with two fifties is mightily impressive.

Meanwhile, Buttler often looked like he was batting on a different pitch when he was flaying Bangladesh’s attack to all parts and debuted well as captain.

With the ball, Rashid was the leading wicket taker and had the fourth-lowest economy rate in either team, while Ball was the first ever Englishman to take a five-wicket haul on debut in the first ODI.

Sam Billings – 8/10

Billings is a fringe player in both of England’s limited overs outfits, but pushed his case to become a regular with a fine knock of 62 at the top of the order in his only outing.

Jason Roy, James Vince, Jonny Bairstow and Liam Plunkett – 6/10

None of this quartet really fired. Roy, Vince and Bairstow all made no more than 54 runs in their appearances and each recorded a strike rate well below their capability.

Plunkett’s mark is perhaps harsh given he only played once, but figures of 0-51 from nine overs is an unremarkable return.

Moeen Ali, David Willey and Chris Woakes – 5/10

Ali is saved from a lower score because of his 4.93 economy rate from 29 overs, which was the third best in the series. However, only taking one wicket and scoring 11 runs won’t quiet his detractors.

Willey and Woakes both toiled hard in testing conditions, but were both ineffective on pitches that didn’t suit their game.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing


Matt Wiggins

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