We rate England's players following their historic 2-1 series win over India, their first in that country since 1985. It's good reading for Alastair Cook and Graeme Swann, but not so much for Stuart Broad or Samit Patel.

We rate England's players following their historic 2-1 series win over India, their first in that country since 1985. It's good reading for Alastair Cook and Graeme Swann, but not so much for Stuart Broad or Samit Patel.

Alastair Cook
4 matches, 8 inns, 562 runs @ 80.28, 3x100, 0x50
The Captain was a machine on this tour, both as batsman and leader. He came into it under extreme pressure as it was his first series as permanent skipper, he had all sorts of off-field drama to deal with, and he didn't have an opening partner. Despite all this, his top score was 190, he became England's most prolific Test centurion, and he guided his side to their first series win in India in 28 years. The only reason he doesn't get full marks is because he failed to get a ton in the final Test. Amateur. C365 Rating: 9.5/10

Nick Compton
4 matches, 8 inns, 208 runs @ 34.66, 0x100, 1x50
Compton didn't set the world alight in his debut series, but he was a solid enough performer and showed potential to be a permanent opening partner for Cook. He managed to get around the 30s in four of his eight knocks, and bagged a fifty in the third Test, showing he can stick around when needed. Now he needs to learn how to emulate Cook and convert the starts to tons. C365 Rating: 5.5/10

Jonathan Trott
4 matches, 7 inns, 294 runs @ 42, 1x100, 1x50
If Trott's tour had ended after two matches, he would have scored one out of 10, given the two ducks, 17 and three he made. But he finally got it right in Kolkata, scoring 87 as Cook made his magnificent 190, and followed it up with a century in the final game in Nagpur to draw the game and secure the series win. C365 Rating: 7/10

Ian Bell
3 matches, 6 inns, 172 runs @ 43, 1x100, 0x50
Bell missed the second Test because he flew home for the birth of his son, and it was not on the back of any great success. His dismissal shot in the first Test will go down as one of the worst of the tour, and he needed to do something drastic to partially erase it from the memory. The third Test did not provide such a memory, but the fourth did, as he joined Trott in making a series-defining century, scoring 116 not out. C365 Rating: 6/10

Kevin Pietersen
4 matches, 7 inns, 338 runs @ 48.28, 1x100, 2x50
KP's return to the Test side dominate proceeding ahead of the tour, but in the end he let his bat do the talking and was otherwise a model citizen. The first Test was, by his own admission, a disaster, but he sucked it up to produced one of the best knocks you're likely to see, in the next game. His 186 swung the Mumbai match England's way and leveled the series, and he then scored half tons in the following two games. C365 Rating: 8/10

Jonny Bairstow
1 matches, 1 inns, 9 runs @ 9, 0x100, 0x50
The Yorkshire batsman came into the side in the second Test to replace Bell, and did nothing to convince the selectors to keep him in the side, so that was all she wrote. His nine off 23 balls was far from impressive, though he did take two catches. Joe Root was given the nod ahead of him when a spot opened up again. C365 Rating: 3/10

Joe Root
1 matches, 2 inns, 93 runs @ 93, 0x100, 1x50
The angel-faced Tykes batsman was thoroughly impressive on debut in Nagpur, called in to replace SAmit Patel. His first innings knock of 73 was gritty, determined and valuable to the cause on a difficult deck, dragging England past 300 and into a defendable position. He followed it up with a cameo 20 not out, which was the opposite of defensive. A great prospect, this lad. C365 Rating: 7/10

Samit Patel
3 matches, 4 inns, 69 runs @ 17.25, 0x100, 0x50, 1 wkts @ 135, BB: 1/96
Patel was superb in the warm-up games with the bat, and he looked like he could be England's star player against the spinners. But he was below par, with both bat and ball, and he gets the same rating as Bairstow because he had a few chances to prove himself and didn't. He was dropped for the final Test, to Root's eventual delight. C365 Rating: 3/10

Matt Prior
4 matches, 5 inns, 258 runs @ 51.60, 0x100, 2x50, 6xct, 1xst
Prior confirmed his status as the world's best all-round keeper-batsman on this tour, doing a superb job for the most part on turning, low tracks. His sharp stumping of Cheteshwar Pujara in the second Test was a pivotal moment in that game as the Indian was on 135 already. His runs were well made too, and the 91 he made in Ahmedabad was a rare highlight for England in that game. C365 Rating: 7.5/10

Tim Bresnan
2 matches, 0 wkts @ N/A, BB: 0/69, 3 inns, 39 runs @ 13
Bresnan did not have a good time on this tour. He played in the first Test and was then dropped for the next two, before taking the injured Stuart Broad's place in the final game. He couldn't buy a wicket there either, missing the pace and swing that made James Anderson successful on the tour. For an all-rounder, his batting was poor too, failing to score above 20. C365 Rating: 3/10

Stuart Broad
2 matches, 0 wkts @ N/A, BB: 0/60, 3 inns, 34 runs @ 11.3
The only bowler who had a worse time than Bresnan was Broad. The vice-captain was down on form, pace and enthusiasm, and permanently looked like he'd sucked a lemon. He fell ill on the tour, and then picked up a heel injury that kept him out the side for the fourth Test, after he'd already been dropped for the third. He was sent home early to recover, and will miss the T20 series too. C365 Rating: 2.5/10

Graeme Swann
4 matches, 20 wkts @ 24.75, BB: 5/144
Swann was often reduced to the second spinner behind Monty Panesar, especially in Mumbai, but he had the best average at the end of the tour and picked up the most wickets. His level-headed effort saw him take a five-fer in the first game's losing cause, and he never bowled a wicketless innings in the series. A top performance from the world's number seven Test bowler. C365 Rating: 9/10

James Anderson
4 matches, 12 wkts @ 30.25, BB: 4/81
This tour was not made to help Anderson, but he defied the odds and Dhoni's decks to take more wickets than all India's pace bowlers combined. He was the difference between the sides much of the time, complementing the spinners with his aggressive swing and temperament, and showed up Sachin Tendulkar more than once, becoming the most effective bowler against the Little Master in his whole career. C365 Rating: 8/10

Monty Panesar
3 matches, 17 wkts @ 26.82, BB: 6/81
Panesar's performance in Mumbai, where he took 11 wickets, will go down as one of his best, as it made sure England didn't go two games down. He and Swann took all but one of the wickets in that game, and Monty's pace proved the key factor. He pushed the ball through