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Last Updated on 5 years by Charbel Coorey

West Indies vs England ODI Series Player Ratings. WI vs ENG Player Ratings

England were redefining how cricket should be played.

The beautiful game of cricket has been played for hundreds of years, but no one could create an impact England have. Apparently.

In the very next series after success in Sri Lanka, England have well and truly struggled. Their batting can be as up and down as a yoyo (remember these?). Their bowling inspires as much confidence as Eoin Morgan calling Moeen Ali to have a bowl. A 2-2 result, in a series they were widely expected to win, is a poor result.

West Indies, though, were outstanding. They could, and should, have won this series. With an exciting and capable batting and bowling lineup, there is reason to believe the Windies can truly challenge for a Semi Final berth at this year’s World Cup.

In this article, I will go through each player this series and rate them out of ten. Leave a comment!




West Indies:

Chris Gayle: 5 matches, 424 runs, average: 106.00

Chris Gayle didn’t make a return to ODI cricket.

ODI cricket made a return to Chris Gayle.

The 39 year old was absolutely brilliant, leaving England wishing they could go home already. Treated England’s bowlers as park cricketers at times, on his way to 424 runs at an unbelievable strike rate of 134.17. Loved Moeen Ali with a side of Chris Woakes. Scores of 135, 50, 162 and 77 makes him clear man of the series. 10

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John Campbell: 5 matches, 69 runs, average: 17.25

Similarities to Australia’s bowling effort in the recent first ODI vs India. Started full of promise, and ended with a damp squib. Didn’t lock down that opener slot, and selectors surely nervous about considering Kieran Powell again. 3.5

Shai Hope: 5 matches, 115 runs, average: 28.75

Had superb moments in India and Bangladesh recently. Started superbly in this series, but couldn’t keep it going. Put Chris Gayle’s confidence into Shai Hope and you have one hell of a player. 5

Darren Bravo: 5 matches, 133 runs, average: 44.33

Arguably the most pleasing aspect of Bravo’s performance was his strong strike rate of 95.00. When he came back to the side in Bangladesh, it is as if he was auditioning for the Test side in coloured clothing. Here, it was a solid series. 7

Shimron Hetmyer: 5 matches, 141 runs, average: 70.50

The RCB man turned on the style, winning man of the match in the second ODI. His 104* was excellent, but the Windies could have won the series if he delivered as we know he can in the fourth ODI. 7

Jason Holder: 5 matches, 48 runs, average: 16.00. 7 wickets, average: 33.14, econ: 6.89

The saying “the best thing since sliced bread” is common. For West Indies, it’s “the best thing since Jason Holder”. For once, Jason Holder’s numbers aren’t absolutely incredible. However, his leadership certainly is, leading his side to a strong series performance. 6

Carlos Brathwaite: 5 matches, 66 runs, average: 22.00. 5 wickets, average: 37.80, econ: 5.78

The only bowler in the series to go at less than a run-a-ball. Incredible stat. Brathwaite was steady with the ball, and played his best innings in the fourth ODI when he nearly got West Indies home in the huge chase. Can the Windies get more out of him consistently? 6

Ashley Nurse: 5 matches, 81 runs, average: 81.00. 1 wicket, average: 189.00, econ: 6.30

The doctor ordered some tighter bowling, but the Nurse was not able to deliver. Looked decent with the bat, but the Windies would like more from Nurse with the ball, especially as taking pace off the ball could be key in the World Cup. 4

Devendra Bishoo: 5 matches, 1 wicket, average: 170.00, econ: 7.08

Devendra Bishoo surely has something on senior management. His continued inclusion in the West Indies side has fans baffled. Toothless. 2

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Sheldon Cottrell: 4 matches, 7 wickets, average: 19.00, econ: 6.04

Was left out of the first ODI, and then made an instant impact in the second. All fans should salute this man. 7.5

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Oshane Thomas: 5 matches, 9 wickets, average: 23.22, econ: 7.16

Blew England away in the final ODI to give West Indies a fine series result. There is lots to like about the pacy Thomas, despite his high economy rate. Blink, and England were gone! 7

Nicholas Pooran: 1 match, 0 runs, average: 0.00

Made his debut in the first match, didn’t trouble the scorers and was then not seen for the remainder of the series. 0




England:

Jonny Bairstow: 5 matches, 101 runs, average: 25.25

Remember a time when Jonny Bairstow arguably had the best technique in England’s Test side? Now, there perhaps should be a campaign to “Make Jonny’s Technique Great Again.” He is getting bowled way too often for a top order player, as he had his stumps uprooted in the final two matches. 5

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Alex Hales: 3 matches, 105 runs, average: 52.50

Incredible to think that Hales wouldn’t make the side if Jason Roy is fit. Marked his return to the team with an excellent 82 in the fourth ODI. He also equal top scored in the fifth ODI! With 23. 7.5

Joe Root: 5 matches, 144 runs, average: 36.00

Started the series so brilliantly, but got worse and worse as the series went on. Scores of 102, 36, 5 and 1 represents potential not fulfilled. With his love of dead-rubbers in Tests, perhaps Joe would have converted his final ODI 1 into a century if the series was won? 6.5

Eoin Morgan: 5 matches, 256 runs, average: 64.00

Outstanding series from skipper Morgan, with scores of 65, 70, 103 and 18. When he was out in the fifth ODI, England were in real strife. Their most consistent batsman. 8.5

Ben Stokes: 5 matches, 125 runs, average 41.66. 5 wickets, average: 35.20, econ: 6.76

Like his England teammates, Stokes had his good moments, and not so good ones. Can fans be very confident of World Cup success with England prone to accidents? 7

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Jos Buttler: 5 matches, 211 runs, average: 70.33

Had the cricket world talking about his incredible 150 off 77 balls. Eoin Morgan’s 88-ball 103 looked like a Test innings in comparison. Buttler made a couple of other starts in the series, where he surprisingly couldn’t quite get going in the second match. Credit to West Indies for keeping the best keeper-batsman in white-ball cricket as quiet as they possibly could (apart from that innings). 8

Moeen Ali: 5 matches, 24 runs, average: 12. 0 wickets, average: N/A, econ: 8.78

Moeen Ali is a nice bloke, but that’s not enough to get him a point. Chris Gayle, though, will happily give him an 11/10 after hitting a total of 11 sixes against Moeen. This is the most sixes hit by a single batsman against a single bowler in an entire ODI series/tournament. This was an awful series from a player whose place in the side should be questioned. 0

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Chris Woakes: 4 matches, 3 wickets, average: 68.66, econ: 7.92

Started the series in fine fashion given the carnage, but the Windies quickly put an end to the smiles. His 2/59 in 10 overs was then followed by 0/91 a week later. As they say, a week is a long time in sport… 4

Liam Plunkett: 5 matches, 1 wicket, average: 133.00, econ: 6.33

The calls from Eoin Morgan and Trevor Bayliss are getting louder. Jofra Archer, we need you. 2

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Tom Curran: 2 matches, 0 wickets, average: N/A, econ: 6.49

Played the single match where he bowled a full ten overs for 62. Then England thought they’d bring him in for some X-Factor in the final ODI. His teammates didn’t make it possible for him to bowl more than one ball. 2

Mark Wood: 5 matches, 7 wickets, average: 28.85, econ: 6.12

The best of a bad bunch for England with the ball. His highlight a magnificent four-wicket haul when the Windies looked good to chase down 419. 7

Adil Rashid: 5 matches, 9 wickets, average: 20.77, econ: 7.48

Took wickets, but went for plenty. Bowled an incredible over in the fourth ODI, taking four wickets in five balls to deliver victory for England. The way he was used throughout the series was puzzling at times. 7

Jason Roy: 2 matches, 125 runs, average: 62.50

Unbelievable first ODI century to have England on their way to chasing 360. Missed the last two matches due to a hamstring injury. 8


What an exhilarating series that was.

Chris Gayle hit 37 sixes on his own, as many as Nasser Hussain did in his whole career. England went from scoring 418/6 to getting bundled out for 113 just days later.

The T20Is can be anything, but if they offer talking points like the Tests and ODIs, we are in for a goody.

Thanks for reading!

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Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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