By George Marrable
- England won the series 2-1 after victory in the 3rd ODI
- Closer series than expected for England
- Bangladesh showed that they will not be pushovers
BANGLADESH – It was close, it might even have been bad tempered at times – we rate the players after the three ODIs at the start of England’s tour of Bangladesh.
Jason Roy – 4/10 – A score of 41 in the first game and then 13 in the next, Roy was rested for the final game. He struggled to find the momentum to his game, especially with it being such a short series.
James Vince – 3/10 – A high score of 32 in 3 games means Vince is now under real pressure to retain his place in the side. Although he was promoted to opener, the ECB’s confidence in Vince did not pay off.
Ben Duckett – 7/10 – Duckett made a really good first impression in his first series for England. With two scores in the 60’s, he will be hoping to keep his place for future series, and looks like the perfect for this England side.
Jonny Bairstow – 4/10 – A below par series for Bairstow, with a high score of just 35 in three games. Was maybe slightly unlucky to be run out for 0 in the 1st ODI, but will be looking to improve if he gets an outing in the test matches.
Ben Stokes – 8/10 – The only England player to go past 100 in the three games, Stokes was named Man of the Series against Bangladesh. The Durham all-rounder was back to his destructive best, and also chipped in with a couple of wickets, although he may have been hoping for more.
Jos Buttler – 8/10 – England’s main man at the end of an innings, Buttler passed 50 twice in three games this series. The Lancashire batsman-‘keeper has become a mainstay in England’s XI, and will hope his form can push for a place in the test side.
Moeen Ali – 1/10 – A series to forget for Ali in Bangladesh. The batting-all-rounder scored just 11 runs in three games and took just one wicket, putting his place in the side under real pressure.
Chris Woakes – 4/10 – Not the best series for Woakes after an incredible summer. Although he chipped in with a few runs towards the end of the innings, he failed to make much of an impact with the ball, taking just two wickets in three games.
David Willey – 2/10 – A poor series for Willey which resulted in him being dropped for the 3rd and final ODI. He failed to pick up a wicket in the first two games, with him failing to get the swing that he relies on in England.
Adil Rashid – 8/10 – A very good series with the ball for Rashid, picking up 10 wickets in just three games. People were widely expecting Rashid to have a good series, due to the pitches in Bangladesh, and he well and truly delivered so far.
Jake Ball – 7/10 – Ball had a debut to remember, taking a 5-fer in the first game of the series. He came away with 7 wickets in total for the series, and will be very happy with the start he has made to his ODI career.
Tamim Iqbal – 4/10 – The opener got a few starts in his innings, but never really pushed on to get a big score. His top score of the series was 45 in the 3rd ODI, but will be looking to improve in the future.
Imrul Kayes – 8/10 – Bangladesh’s only player in the series to pass 100, Kayes had a great series, getting the highest score of any player on either side. He paced his innings perfectly, and looks like being a key player in Bangladesh’s side.
Sabbir Rahman – 4/10 – Similar to Iqbal, Rahman got started a couple of times but never really pushed on. He reached 49 in the final game of the series, but would have been hoping to push on.
Mahmudullah – 6/10 – The middle order batsman had a top score of 75 in the series, and looked impressive. However, he struggled to find consistency with his batting, with scores of 25 and 6 in his other two innings.
Mushfiqur Rahim – 6/10 – Like Mahmudullah, Rahim couldn’t find his consistency in the series. He top scored for Bangladesh in the 3rd ODI with 67, but failed to make an impact in the previous 2 games.
Shakib Al Hasan – 5/10 – Al Hasan had a fantastic start to the series, scoring 79 in the first ODI. However, he couldn’t capitalise on that form, as he failed to reach double figures in the final two matches, and will want to improve on that form.
Mosaddek Hossain – 5/10 – Hossain got started in a couple of innings, but never really did anything of note during the series. Chipping in with two wickets in three games, Hossain failed to put his stamp on the series for Bangladesh.
Mashrafe Mortaza – 7/10 – A score of 44 and 8 wickets in the innings, Mortaza was a constant thorn in England’s side. He played a key part in their victory in the second game, taking a 4-fer that helped reduce England to 204 all out.
Nasir Hossain – 4/10 – Only playing in the last two games of the series, Hussain failed to come in and make an impact. He took a couple of wickets and had a top score of 27, but would have been hoping to affect the series more.
Shafiul Islam – 4/10 – Islam failed to score a run in two innings during the series against England. But, thankfully for him he managed to contribute slightly better with the ball, picking up four wickets in three games in the series.
Taskin Ahmed – 3/10 – Ahmed wasn’t very effective in the series with England, taking three wickets in three wickets. However, all those wickets came in one game, meaning his struggle for consistency harmed the team’s performance as a whole.
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