By George Marrable
- India beat England 2-1 in the 3 game T20 series
- Visitors collapsed in final game to give India a crushing victory
- Series finishes off a very disappointing tour for England
BANGALORE, INDIA – England once again collapsed in the final T20 as India took the series 2-1. We take a look at the ratings for both sides from the series.
Jason Roy – 2/10 – A poor T20 series for the usually-dependable Jason Roy. The Surrey and England opener failed to make an impact at the top of the innings, averaging just 20.33 from his 3 games in the series.
Sam Billings – 1/10 – Just like his partner, Billings also failed to make an impression at the top of the order. With just 34 runs from 3 games, it will be a series to forget for the young batsman. Fortunately for Billings, however, is he will undoubtedly get another chance.
Joe Root – 9/10 – When isn’t Joe Root England’s best player? England’s talisman topped the runs scored and averages for both sides in the series, averaging 63 in 3 games.
Eoin Morgan – 7/10 – A solid series for Morgan as he returned to form with the bat. 108 runs from 3 games made him second top run scorer behind Joe Rot, but he let him down with some questionable fielding and bowling choices.
Ben Stokes – 4/10 – Not the best series for all-rounder Ben Stokes. Just 46 runs in the 3 games and only 2 wickets is a poor return for someone of Ben Stokes’ calibre. Maybe memories of the World Cup final coming back to haunt the Durham man.
Jos Buttler – 3/10 – With only 2 innings and a duck in one of those, Jos Buttler was far from his destructive best. A few more runs from him at the end of the innings could have made a massive difference in the series.
Moeen Ali – 4/10 – A very up and down series for Moeen Ali. Despite performing well with the ball with a very respectable economy of 5.91, he score a measly 3 runs in 3 games; a pathetic return.
Chris Jordan – 7/10 – A good series for England’s death bowling specialist; Chris Jordan took 5 wickets in his 3 games, making him England’s leading wicket taker
Adil Rashid – 2/10 – Not the best series for Rashid after being one of England’s better players in the test matches. Rashid took just 1 wicket in the series, and was expensive, going at over 9 runs an over.
Liam Plunkett – 5/10 – Plunkett featured in 2 of the 3 matches, and came away with 2 wickets. Plunkett looked sharp in the games he played, but would have hoped to have come away with more.
Tymal Mills – 6/10 – Tymal Mills did himself no harm in his 2nd, 3rd and 4th T20I. The quick bowler took 3 wickets in 3 games, and was very impressive in not only his pace, but his control as well. Certainly won’t be the last we see of Mills on the international stage.
Virat Kohli – 4/10 – Not the best series for England’s golden boy, finishing the series with an average of 17.33. However, he led his team very well on the pitch, and can be forgiven for a dip in form after a sensational ODI and test series.
Lokesh Rahul – 7/10 – A good series at the top of the order for Rahul. With a high score of 71 and averaging 34.66, Rahul overshadowed his captain to get India off to a strong start.
Suresh Raina – 8/10 – Raina led from the front for India, leading their runs scored for the series. With a high score of 63, Raina balanced his game between control and destruction to put India on the offensive.
Yuvraj Singh – 3/10 – Not the best series for the veteran, off the back of a very good ODI series. Yuvraj could only muster 43 runs in 3 games, averaging just 14.33 for the series.
Manish Pandey – 4/10 – Pandey only featured in 2 of the matches, but made an impression with 30 in the 2nd T20I. However, he could only manage 3 runs in his other game, showing he has much work to do on his consistency.
MS Dhoni – 8/10 – Another good series for India’s most believed player. MS Dhoni came away with an average of 48.50 from the series, constantly disrupting England’s attack with his experience. This know how was also imperative in working with Kohli when closing out their innings.
Hardik Pandya – 2/10 – Pandya will be quick to forget this series. In 3 games, Pandya could only muster 22 runs, failed to take a wicket and had no meaningful impact on the series.
Amit Mishra – 5/10 – Mishra only featured in 3 of the 3 games, but took 2 wickets in the series. He came away with a very respectable average of 6.00 with the ball, but was dismissed after one ball in his only innings with the bat.
Jasprit Bumrah – 7/10 – Bumrah performed well with the ball in the series, taking 5 wickets in 3 games. Along with a good economy of 6.20, Bumrah was very good at restricting England’s batsman and building pressure.
Ashish Nehra – 5/10 – 3 wickets from 3 games for Nehra isn’t a bad return. However, Nehra took all 3 of these wickets in one game, leaving him wicket-less in the other 2. Consistency will be his focus in the coming months.
Yuzvendra Chahal – 8/10 – A devastating spell of 6/25 in the final game from Chahal was the downfall of England’s batting performance. The spinner came away with 8 wickets from 3 games, and was the highest wicket-taker from both sides.
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