Bangladesh clean sweeps a struggling England side in T20Is: Player Ratings for the home team
The first T20I series between Bangladesh and England saw the former establishing their domination and scoring a victory by 3-0. It was a fine run for the Tigers in the home conditions as they recorded a six-wicket win in the first T20 International.
The team followed it up with two back-to-back wins in the second and third games by four wickets and 16 runs. What makes it more special is the fact that the T20I series win came after Bangladesh lost to England in the three-match ODI series by 1-2.
Let us check out the report card of the Bangladesh players:
Litton Das (6/10): The wicketkeeper-batter Litton Das got off to a poor start in the three-match T20I series as he succumbed to pressure in the first two games. Litton scored only 12 runs in the first T20 International, while the second game saw him adding nine runs to the scoreboard.
However, the opening batter redeemed himself in the last game by smacking 73 runs off just 57 balls. His knock included ten boundaries and one maximum, and Bangladesh posted a good score of 158 runs on the board and won the game by 16 runs.
Rony Talukdar (1/10): It was a series to forget for the other opening batter Rony Talukdar as he struggled with the bat in all three matches. Talukdar kick-started his campaign in the shortest format of the game with a score of just 21 runs. He showed no improvement in the remaining two games as the batter scored only nine and 24 runs, respectively.
With only 54 runs in three games at a poor average of 18, Rony recorded his name in the list of worst-performers for the hosts.
Najmul Hossain Shanto (9.5/10): Najmul Hossain Shanto was the star performer for the Bangladesh team as they cruised to a win by 3-0 against the Englishmen. He topped the run-scoring charts in the three-match series with a whopping 144 runs under his belt at a strike rate of over 127 and an average of 144.
Shanto won the player of the match award in the first game for his knock of 51 runs as Bangladesh registered a victory by six wickets. He was again the top performer in the second match with an inning of 46* runs while in the third T20 International, the top-order batter added 47* runs to the scoreboard to clinch the man of the series award.
Towhid Hridoy (1.5/10): After Rony Talukdar, another player who disappointed the Bangladesh team is the middle-order batter Towhid Hridoy. He did not get a chance to show his batting mettle in the last T20 International, while Hridoy failed to make an impact in the first two games.
Playing at number four, Hridoy contributed only 24 runs in the first game when the hosts were chasing 157 runs. Meanwhile, in the next game, he was dismissed for a score of 17 runs at the hands of English spinner Rehan Ahmed.
Afif Hossain (1/10): The 23-year-old Afif Hussain also struggled against the decorated England’s bowling line-up as he collected only 17 runs in the two games. Hossain remained not out in the first match with a score of 15 runs off 13 balls while in the second game, he walked back to the pavilion after scoring two runs.
The back-to-back poor performances resulted in Afif getting dropped from the side for the third game.
Shamim Hossain (1/10): Shamim Hossain did not get even a single chance in the three-match T20I series to flaunt his batting talent. Bangladesh won the first T20I by six wickets before Hossain could come in the middle to make some contribution while he was dropped from the team in the second game.
Hossain made a comeback to the playing XI for the third T20 International but again had to only warm the bench as the team lost only two wickets while batting first.
Shakib Al Hasan (5/10): Shakib Al Hasan deserves a pat on his back for steering Bangladesh to a 3-0 win against dominant England with his excellent leadership skills. However, on a personal level, the all-rounder could not leave an impact.
He picked only three wickets in as many games at an average of 23 and an economy rate of 6.27. As far as Shakib’s batting is concerned, the skipper accumulated a total of 38 runs at an average of 38.00.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz (6/10): Mehidy Hasan Miraz was the top bowler in the T20I series with a total of four wickets under his belt in two games at an average of 7.50 and an economy rate of 5.00. After missing the first T20 International, Miraz featured in the second game and won the player of the match award for picking four wickets while bowling at an economy rate of three.
He could not continue the good performance and ended up conceding 18 runs in the third T20I in just two overs.
Taskin Ahmed (7/10): Taskin Ahmed delivered a decent performance with the ball against England as he contributed to Bangladesh’s victory in all three games. In the three games, the seamer collected four wickets while maintaining an economy rate of 7.33.
His best performance came in the third match as he picked up two wickets.
Nasum Ahmed (1/10): Nasum Ahmed picked one wicket in the first match as England was restricted to a score of 156 runs in 20 overs. However, he delivered one of the worst performances in the second match while giving away 13 runs in one over.
The poor performance by Ahmed paved the way for Tanvir Islam in the playing XI for the final.
Mustafizur Rahman (4/10): Before the commencement of the T20I series, Mustafizur Rahman was expected to be the top bowler for the team. However, he could not do justice to his reputation and ended up picking only three wickets at a poor average of 22.33.
Hasan Mahmud (4.5/10): Hasan Mahmud is the other bowler to feature in all three T20 Internationals for Bangladesh and delivered a disappointing performance. Just like Rahman, Mahmud was also successful in scalping only three wickets at an economy rate of 6.50 and an average of 21.67. Tanvir Islam (6/10): Tanvir Islam was included in the playing XI for the last T20I and he dismissed England’s opening batter, Phil Salt. However, the bowler proved to be costly for the team as he leaked 17 runs in two overs.