England goes down against Bangladesh 3-0 in the T20I series: Player Ratings for the visitors
England had the momentum on their side at the beginning of the T20I series as they scored an empathic 2-1 victory in the ODI format. However, the team could not continue the winning streak and ended up losing to the Bangladesh cricket team by 0-3 in the three-match T20I series.
The English batters are to be blamed for the embarrassing defeat as they could not score even 160 runs in any of the three matches. England failed to defend 156 runs in the first T20 Internationals and scored a defeat by six wickets.
In their second match, they scored only 117 runs to lose by four wickets while the last T20 International saw the visitors getting beaten by 16 runs after struggling to chase 159 runs.
Let us check out the report card of the England players:
Phil Salt (2/10): Phil Salt could not utilize his full potential in the three-match T20I series against Bangladesh as he ended up with only 63 runs at an average of 21 and a strike rate of 114.55. The batter got off to a good start in the first T20 International with a knock of 38 runs, but he could prolong his stay in the middle and was dismissed by Nasum Ahmed.
Salt initially looked good in the second game as well, with 25 runs to his name from 19 balls. However, he lost his wicket and again lost the chance of playing a match-defining knock for his team. Meanwhile, as far as the third T20 International is concerned, the opening batter bagged a golden duck.
David Malan (3.5/10): David Malan was the only positive for his team with the bat in the last T20 International. He played a good knock of 53 runs to help his team avoid a series clean sweep but his efforts went in vain.
It was the only good knock by Malan as in the first two T20 Internationals; he recorded scores of four and five runs, respectively. Overall, Malan ended up as the third-highest run-getter for England with 62 runs at an average of under 21.
Jos Buttler (7/10): Playing against Bangladesh, Jos Buttler may have failed to spill his charm as a leader, but he made sure to rule the headlines because of his batting exploits.
Buttler finished the series as the top run-scorer for England and second-highest overall with an impressive 111 runs to his name in three games at an average of 37 and a strike rate of over 140.
In the first T20I, Buttler scored 67 runs to take his team to a total of 156 runs in 20 overs. He witnessed a failure in the second game with a knock of four runs but made a comeback in the last match by adding 40 runs to the scoreboard.
Ben Duckett (1.5/10): The middle-order batter Ben Duckett delivered a forgettable performance against Bangladesh in all three T20 Internationals. He started the series with a knock of 20 runs and followed it up with scores of 28 and 11 runs, respectively.
It would not be wrong to say that Duckett emerged as one of the biggest disappointments for England with only 59 runs under his belt.
Moeen Ali (3/10): Considering the spin-friendly conditions in Bangladesh, Moeen Ali should have been the trump card for the England team. However, he struggled during the tour and underperformed both with the bat and ball. In three matches, the spin all-rounder bowled nine overs and picked only two wickets at a poor economy rate of 7.11.
Speaking of his performance with the bat, he collected only 32 runs in three games at a disappointing average of 16.00.
Sam Curran (3/10): Sam Curran also looked out of form in the shortest format of the game as he picked only one wicket in three games while maintaining an average of 61.00 and an economy rate of 6.78.
Meanwhile, he recorded scores of six, 12, and four runs across three matches to collect a total of 22 runs against the Bangladesh team.
Chris Woakes (1/10): The English all-rounders failed to make an impact in the T20I series and Chris Woakes was no better. He was not only expensive with the ball but also failed to pick any wicket.
Speaking of his batting performance, he accumulated 14 runs at an average of 7.00 after batting in all three matches.
Chris Jordan (1/10): With the pitches in Dhaka and Chattogram favoring the spinners mostly, Chris Jordan could not make much of an impact in the series. He leaked runs at an alarming economy rate of 8.92 runs while he picked only one wicket that too in the last T20 International.
As Bangladesh was batting first, Jordan was successful in sending back the opening batter Litton Das after he had scored 73 runs off 57 balls.
Adil Rashid (1.5/10): The England spinners failed to adapt to Bangladesh’s playing conditions and Adil Rashid is an example of the same. In three games, he bowled a total of 11 overs and picked only two wickets at an average of 38 and an economy rate of 6.91.
Rashid went wicketless in the second T20 International while he dismissed Rony Talukdar in both the first and third matches.
Jofra Archer (7/10): Jofra Archer was the only bowler who did not disappoint the England cricket team in the three-match T20I series. The seamer topped the wicket-taking charts for the visitors with a total of four wickets at an average of 18.25 and an economy rate of 6.64.
Archer’s best performance came in the second T20 International when they were defending an extremely low score of 117 runs. The 27-year-old dismissed three batters including Rony Talukdar, Mahidy Hasan Miraz, and Afif Hossain while giving away 13 runs in his four overs.
Mark Wood (3.5/10): Mark Wood featured in just one game for England as he was dropped from the side after the first T20 International. The 33-year-old picked one wicket in the form of Najmul Hossain Shanto in the game while conceding 24 runs in his two overs.
Rehan Ahmed (6/10): It was a golden chance for the 18-year-old spinner Rehan Ahmed to make a statement as he replaced Mark Wood in the second and third games. However, he flattened and ended up picking only one wicket at an economy rate of 7.40.