How England’s players rated in the ODI series against India
England suffered a disappointing second consecutive ODI series defeat but there were some silver linings to the cloud of their India tour.
England players rated
Jason Roy: The exemplification of England’s attacking approach, scoring 80 of his 115 runs in boundaries and chalking another two dominant century stands with Jonny Bairstow. 7/10
Jonny Bairstow: Head and shoulders above the pack, he topped the charts with 219 runs and a wonderful century in England’s only win. Consistently a class apart among white-ball openers. 9
Ben Stokes: Took up the challenge of stepping into Joe Root’s shoes at number three and played an unforgettable hand of 99 in 52 balls in between two less convincing attempts. Bowled particularly well in the series opener. 7
Eoin Morgan: Split the webbing in his right hand while fielding in the first game and sidelined thereafter. The best that can be said is that the main principles of his captaincy continue even when he does not play. 4
Dawid Malan: The T20 world beater was handed his chance as injury cover and banked a solid half-century in the decider. Would be a viable alternative to Root if the Test skipper ever moves on from the white-ball team. 5
Jos Buttler: Picked up the captaincy reins from Morgan but, from a batting perspective, never got close to showing off his dramatic range of skills. 3
Liam Livingstone: A bright start to his ODI career, four years after his unsuccessful trial in the T20 team. Batted with the kind of aggression England love to see and will be better for the experience. 6
Sam Billings: Frustrated to get hurt in his first outing of the year but relieved to find out he had not suffered a repeat of a previous, and more serious, shoulder injury. 4
Sam Curran: Conjured a scintillating 95 not out as he turned a lost cause into a nail-biter on Sunday – upping his career-best score by a cool 80 runs in the process. A good new-ball option but his left-arm swing tended to fade. 7
Moeen Ali: Managed only one wicket but was England’s most economical bowler after finally being cut loose from his bench-warmer’s role in the T20s. Managed a few lower-order hits. 6
Adil Rashid: Unusually expensive by his own standards, the leg-spinner got each of India’s top three once but was not at his controlled best throughout. 5
Tom Curran: Could find himself fighting for his place in the squad unless he picks up again soon. Variations no longer seem to work as they once did and he was attacked ruthlessly. 3
Mark Wood: Picked up five wickets in a pair of losing causes, sitting out England’s only success. His consistent ability to summon extreme pace is a huge asset and his status as a first-choice in both limited-overs formats should now be a given. 7
Reece Topley: Continued his tentative return to international cricket after a long journey back to form and fitness and looked a viable option with the new ball and at the death. Can expect further opportunities. 6
Essex’s slim hopes of winning County Championship dented by Northamptonshire
Essex need at least 400 to have any chance of claiming top spot.
Matthew Mott: Jofra Archer ‘desperate to play but realistic’ ahead of World Cup
The 28-year-old is not expected to be ready to return to action until the tournament is close to a conclusion.
Umpire Sue Redfern makes history in County Championship match at Glamorgan
Redfern became the first woman to stand as an umpire in a men’s first-class match in England and Wales.
England’s summer ends in soggy fashion and prompts a call for innovation
The one-day international against Ireland at Bristol was abandoned.
England win ODI series against Ireland after play is abandoned at Bristol
Ben Duckett had scored a century and Phil Salt 61 off just 28 balls before rain stopped play.
Marcus Trescothick says Andrew Flintoff ‘sprinkling gold-dust’ on England team
Flintoff was initially enlisted for four ODIs against New Zealand but has hung around for the Ireland series.
Axed Jason Roy urged to remain positive with World Cup role still a possibility
The big-hitting opener was replaced by Harry Brook in England’s squad for the World Cup.
ECB unable to commit to ICEC report’s equal pay targets for men and women
The ICEC report said women were treated as “second class citizens” in cricket.
ECB set to publish response to damning report on discrimination in cricket
Richard Thompson, chair of the ECB, unreservedly apologised when the ICEC’s findings were published in June.