Who stood out as England made it three wins out of four by crushing West Indies in the World Cup? Andrew Strauss grades the players…
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Joe Root – 9/10
100 not out from 94 balls, 11x fours
He took two very important wickets of set batsmen in the middle of the innings followed by a thoroughly professional performance opening the batting in an unfamiliar position. Underlined his great importance providing stability in amongst England’s big hitters.
Jofra Archer – 9/10
3-30 from 9 overs
He was fiery and hostile throughout his bowling spell and he is quickly turning into England’s go-to bowler. He was brilliant at the end of the innings when he was brought back to finish off the West Indies’ innings.
Mark Wood – 9/10
3-18 from 6.4 overs
It would have been 10 had he not dropped Gayle off Woakes. For me it was his best performance with the ball in an England shirt. He was brilliant in every spell, accurate and straight.
Jonny Bairstow – 7/10
45 runs from 46 balls, 7x fours
He got England off to the perfect start in their chase and got over the initial fiery spell from the West Indies pace bowlers to ensure England eased to their target.
Eoin Morgan – 7/10
He made the right decision at the toss given the rain that has fallen over the week and he marshalled the bowlers well and ensured that England remained in control with the ball at all times. Bringing Root on was a masterstroke and let’s hope the back spasm is just temporary.
Ben Stokes – 6/10
0-24 from 4 overs
10no from 6 balls, 2x fours
He was largely surplus to requirements. He was not able to make an impact with the ball and was not required to bat for a long period.
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Jos Buttler – 6/10
Did a good job substituting for Morgan at the end of West Indies’ innings. He went for the review to get rid of Nicholas Pooran and kept tidily.
Adil Rashid – 5/10
0-61 from 10 overs
He bowled some good deliveries without getting any reward. He was not able to do his usual job in the middle overs by taking wickets and was a little expensive.
Liam Plunkett – 5/10
1-30 from 5 overs
He was a bit-part player but delivered the big wicket of Chris Gayle and was an important part of keeping the pressure on the West Indies batsmen.
Chris Woakes – 7/10
1-16 from 5 overs
40 runs from 54 balls
Excellent with the new ball and tied down Chris Gayle which is never an easy thing to do. He took his chance coming to bat at No.3 to prove once again that he is a true all-rounder.
Jason Roy – N/A