Today we're having a look at the player ratings for the England ODI tour of India. Losing 2-1 in the ODI series, it has been a disappointing tour for the reigning world champions
Some barnstorming starts in the 50 over series, means that Roy has recemented himself at the top of the order having faced pressure before the T20 series. An average of 38 striking at 123 was excellent in the first two ODIs.
A failure in the third ODI should not diminish Bairstows excellent first and second ODI. A brutal 84 followed by an even better 124. Arguably England's best 50 over player at the minute.
1 off 11 in the first ODI did not make for pretty viewing. An explosive 99 in the second in a partnership with Bairstow raced England to victory. With the ball 5 wickets at 30 at an economy of just over is an excellent return as the 5th bowler
Only one game to judge off but having been battered in the first ODI and a score of only 22; it made for an ugly game for Morgan. Injury may well have decreased his effectiveness with the bat.
The man brought into replace Morgan. A red inker to get England over the line in the second ODI and a 50 at a run a ball in the third ODI. It was a good return for Malan.
Unfortunate to only play once due to injuring his shoulder fielding, not much to write home about for Billings.
Batted like a man possesed on coming into the side in place of Billings, where singles to win would have done, Livingstone launched back to back sixes to show his intent on being selected. Effective if not pretty with the ball and a decent 30 odd in the second ODI, a good return for the Lancashireman.
Buttler had a bit of nightmare. A top score of 15 across the series is not a good return. Keeping was solid and captaincy decent. But it was a poor return from Buttler.
Not much to write home about with the bat, however with the ball economical (particularly in the second ODI run fest) if not hugely penetrative. Taking the scalp of Kohli again, with a beauty. Discussion will continue on his place in the white ball set up after a mediocre return.
Bowling was very hit and miss, some good stuff, some makes things happen, some dreadful bowling such as the bowling in the third ODI powerplay. With the bat, nothing from the first ODI, before a superb 95* in the third ODI when all hope was lost, Curran nearly took England over the line. Debate over his role when the new ball partnership of Woakes and Archer return as his performance is still somewhat erratic in quality.
Tom Currans dismal time continued; hyperexpensive at the death going at over 14 an over in the second ODI. Averaging 135 with the ball since the beginning of 2020; Tom Curran should spend an extended period out of the England set up.
Only 3 wickets from the series and generally expensive going at an average of 7.31 (the most expensive of any England bowler across the series). Given Rashids injury history and this very average series, England deciding not to play Matt Parkinson for any match; is a very strange decision.
Mark Wood is so criminally underrated it hurts. Another brilliant series in hostile conditions. The middle over enforcer took 5 wickets at an average of 21.8 and going at 6.41 an over makes for a superb return. His 3/34 despite being visibly ill, further impresses.
Bowled well in the second ODI when coming in for the rested Mark Wood. In the third ODI his powerplay bowling was erratic before dragging it back with some better bowling at the Indian tail. Probably has leap frogged Tom Curran on this tour in the England pace ranks.