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West Indies vs. England: Ranking All 34 Players from the 2014 ODI and T20 Series

Chris TealeFeatured ColumnistMarch 13, 2014

West Indies vs. England: Ranking All 34 Players from the 2014 ODI and T20 Series

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    England’s tour of the West Indies is now at an end, with the tourists successful in the three-match One-Day International series but losing the Twenty20 series that followed.

    Both teams will now travel to Bangladesh for their final preparations ahead of the World T20 later this month, with warm-up matches taking place before they enter the Super 10 stage.

    However, before the world’s cricketing powers plunge headlong into another global tournament, let’s first take a look back at these series in the Caribbean.

    Which players impressed across the formats and which players failed to shine in the spotlight?

    Read on for a power ranking of both teams’ players across both series.

     

    All stats courtesy of ESPN Cricinfo.

34. Luke Wright

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    2 ODIs; 2 T20s

    1 ODI run; 0.50 batting average; 1 highest score

    7 T20 runs; 7.00 batting average; 7* highest score
    1 T20 wicket; 20.00 bowling average; 1-20 BBI

    This was a very difficult tour for Luke Wright, as he managed just eight runs in four games across both formats.

    He looked particularly clueless against spin, which will surely be weighing on his mind as England travel to the slow, dusty pitches of Bangladesh.

33. Ben Stokes

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    3 ODIs; 2 T20s

    9 ODI runs; 3.00 batting average; 5 highest score
    0 ODI wickets

    4 T20 runs; 2.00 batting average; 4 highest score
    0 T20 wickets

    After such a successful Ashes series, Ben Stokes came crashing down to Earth in these two series.

    A rotten run with the bat combined with his bowling being carted to all parts, and he will be enormously disappointed having been the biggest find of the winter.

32. Jason Holder

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    1 ODI; 0 T20s

    No ODI batting statistics
    0 ODI wickets

    Just the one appearance for Jason Holder across both formats, and he failed to impress.

    Going for 27 in four overs with the new ball was not an ideal start, but his time will come again.

31. Johnson Charles

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    0 ODIs; 1 T20

    4 T20 runs; 4.00 batting average; 4 highest score

    Only one match for Johnson Charles, who came in for the last T20 game and did not get many runs.

    He will have been disappointed to be removed so early, especially with just one opportunity to shine.

30. Sheldon Cottrell

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    0 ODIs; 1 T20

    2 T20 wickets, 2-37, 18.50 average.

    Just the one appearance in the series for Sheldon Cottrell, who isn't expected to feature in the first-choice XI at the World T20 later this month.

    He bowled adequately when called upon with the series already won, but the match was more about testing the back-up options rather than making a late push for a place.

29. Jade Dernbach

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    0 ODIs; 3 T20s

    1 T20 run; no batting average; 1 highest score
    2 T20 wickets; 52.00 bowling average; 1-30 BBI

    The much-maligned Jade Dernbach continues to frustrate, and this was another similarly frustrating T20 series for him.

    Still guilty of bowling far too short at times, he needs to rediscover his form otherwise he could find himself out of the team.

28. Ravi Rampaul

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    3 ODIs; 2 T20s

    1 ODI run; 1.00 batting average; 1 highest score
    3 ODI wickets; 49.33 bowling average; 1-40 BBI

    No T20 batting statistics
    0 T20 wickets

    A disappointing time for West Indies paceman Ravi Rampaul, who saw his bowling regularly disappear to all parts.

    He was particularly expensive in the T20s, with his six wicketless overs disappearing for 61 runs.

27. Stuart Broad

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    3 ODIs; 1 T20

    28 ODI runs; no batting average; 28* highest score
    3 ODI wickets; 39.33 bowling average; 2-58 BBI

    5 T20 runs; 5.00 batting average; 5 highest score
    0 T20 wickets

    Struggling with knee issues, England captain Stuart Broad endured a disappointing ODI series and then saw his bowling flayed to all parts in his only T20.

    He will be hoping his decision to return home to recover in time for the World T20 will pay dividends.

26. James Tredwell

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    3 ODIs; 3 T20s

    No ODI batting statistics
    3 ODI wickets; 33.33 bowling average; 2-39 BBI

    1 T20 run; 1.00 batting average; 1 highest score
    1 T20 wicket; 61.00 bowling average; 1-16 BBI

    Economical as ever, James Tredwell did not quite get the rewards in the wickets column that he deserved.

    He remains dependable for England in the shorter forms, but he may have wanted a few more wickets ahead of the Word T20.

25. Kirk Edwards

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    2 ODIs; 0 T20s

    19 ODI runs; 9.50 batting average; 10 highest score

    Kirk Edwards had two chances to impress at the top of the order for the hosts but failed both times to set a solid platform.

    He looked in poor form against England’s bowlers, and he was jettisoned for the final ODI.

24. Kieran Powell

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    3 ODIs; 0 T20s

    22 ODI runs; 7.33 batting average; 16 highest score

    Another West Indian at the top of the order who failed to assert himself with runs was Kieran Powell, who only once reached double figures in three innings.

    Powell is clearly a talented player but an ODI average of 27.57 speaks of a player who is guilty of wasting starts on too many occasions.

23. Darren Bravo

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    3 ODIs; 0 T20s

    31 ODI runs; 10.33 batting average; 16 highest score

    Playing only the ODIs, it was a difficult time for Darren Bravo, who struggled considerably.

    He made starts in two matches but failed to push on, but his place is surely secure for the future.

22. Andre Russell

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    0 ODIs; 3 T20s

    26 T20 runs; 13.00 batting average; 24* highest score
    0 T20 wickets

    Another to play only in the T20s was Andre Russell, who was solid with the bat but struggled a little with the ball.

    He will have wanted a few more runs ahead of the World T20, however.

21. Eoin Morgan

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    1 ODI; 3 T20s

    1 ODI run; 1.00 batting average; 1 highest score

    40 T20 runs; 13.33 batting average; 19 highest score

    After some injury problems, Eoin Morgan came back and looked encouraging without doing anything overly spectacular.

    Doubts still remain about his fitness, but England’s stand-in captain has hopefully gone at least some way toward proving them wrong.

20. Nikita Miller

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    2 ODIs; 0 T20s

    12 ODI runs; 12.00 batting average; 10 highest score
    3 ODI wickets; 25.33 bowling average; 2-28 BBI

    Only used in the ODIs, Nikita Miller looked promising despite limited opportunities.

    However, given the number of other West Indian spinners available, he may find himself struggling for more chances.

19. Sunil Narine

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    3 ODIs; 2 T20s

    14 ODI runs; 7.00 batting average; 10 highest score
    4 ODI wickets; 28.25 bowling average; 2-36 BBI

    0 T20 runs; no batting average; 0* highest score
    2 T20 wickets; 21.00 bowling average; 1-8 BBI

    Looking handy but not spectacular in this series, Sunil Narine caused problems but was another to not be rewarded with the wickets he deserved.

    He remains crucial for the West Indies, however, and he will be one to watch in Bangladesh.

18. Stephen Parry

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    2 ODIs; 2 T20s

    No ODI batting statistics
    4 ODI wickets; 23.00 bowling average; 3-32 BBI

    No T20 batting statistics
    0 T20 wickets

    One of England’s debutants in the Caribbean, Stephen Parry looked like he may belong at this level with some work.

    He will be disappointed to go wicketless in the T20s, but he has surely earned himself another chance.

17. Alex Hales

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    0 ODIs; 3 T20s

    81 T20 runs; 27.00 batting average; 40 highest score

    Once the No. 1 T20 batsman in the world, Alex Hales had a somewhat inconsistent series here.

    His final two innings were both very encouraging however and if he can manage to regain his form and consistency, he may be a force in Bangladesh.

16. Moeen Ali

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    3 ODIs; 2 T20s

    109 ODI runs; 36.33 batting average; 55 highest score
    3 ODI wickets; 13.66 bowling average; 1-5 BBI

    8 T20 runs; 4.00 batting average; 5 highest score

    Another debutant for England, Moeen Ali looked very encouraging indeed at the top of the order.

    He will be very disappointed to have not scored more in the T20s, but his ODI form will give him great confidence as he moves forward.

15. Tim Bresnan

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    3 ODIs; 2 T20s

    25 ODI runs; 25.00 batting average; 14* highest score
    7 ODI wickets; 18.00 bowling average; 3-45 BBI

    54 T20 runs; 54.00 batting average; 47* highest score
    2 T20 wickets; 43.50 bowling average; 2-51 BBI

    A solid if unspectacular tour for Tim Bresnan, whose good displays in the ODIs was undermined somewhat by a difficult time in the T20s.

    With Stuart Broad injured, he became England’s senior seamer for the second T20, and the decision to rest him in the final match will hopefully help preserve him for future challenges.

14. Chris Jordan

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    1 ODI; 1 T20

    No ODI batting statistics
    0 ODI wickets

    27 T20 runs; no batting average; 27* highest score
    3 T20 wickets; 13.00 bowling average; 3-39 BBI

    Chris Jordan played just one T20, but he had an enormous impact with bat and ball to swing the match in England’s favour.

    He will have wanted more impact in his solitary ODI but surely Jordan deserves more of a run in the team.

13. Dwayne Smith

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    3 ODIs; 3 T20s

    38 ODI runs; 12.66 batting average; 24 highest score
    1 ODI wicket; 41.00 bowling average; 1-30 BBI

    57 T20 runs; 19.00 batting average; 30 highest score

    A fairly good series from the big-hitting Dwayne Smith, who made starts on regular occasions but failed to push on.

    He will be especially disappointed to have gotten out after reaching 30 twice in the T20s.

12. Chris Gayle

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    0 ODIs; 2 T20s

    79 T20 runs; 39.50 batting average; 43 highest score

    It was a typically aggressive performance in the T20s from Chris Gayle, who missed the ODIs with injury.

    He still remains the Caribbean side’s most dangerous batsman, and some of his shots to send the ball clean out of the ground were simply majestic.

11. Samuel Badree

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    0 ODIs; 2 T20s

    No T20 batting statistics
    4 T20 wickets; 8.25 bowling average; 3-17 BBI

    It may have taken him a while to reach international cricket, but Samuel Badree showed in the T20 series that he could well be a force in Bangladesh.

    Economical and taking wickets regularly, Badree tied the England batsmen in knots and will hope to take that form into the World T20.

10. Krishmar Santokie

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    0 ODIs; 2 T20s

    No T20 batting statistics
    6 T20 wickets; 8.00 bowling average; 4-21 BBI

    Still at the early stages of his international career, Krishmar Santokie made things very difficult for England with his left-arm seam.

    He may well have forced himself back into the international reckoning on a regular basis, especially as West Indies search for their best seam combination.

9. Marlon Samuels

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    1 ODI; 3 T20s

    23 ODI runs; 23.00 batting average; 23 highest score
    0 ODI wickets

    112 T20 runs; 56.00 batting average; 69* highest score
    2 T20 wickets; 22.50 bowling average; 2-21 BBI

    The dangerous Marlon Samuels lived up to his billing with some typically aggressive performances in both forms of the game.

    His unbeaten 69 coupled with 2-21 with the ball were a particular highlight for a very handy West Indian all-rounder.

8. Darren Sammy

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    3 ODIs; 3 T20s

    88 ODI runs; 29.33 batting average; 61 highest score
    1 ODI wicket; 100.00 bowling average; 1-46 BBI

    45 T20 runs; no batting average; 30* highest score
    0 T20 wickets

    Destructive with the bat but expensive with the ball, Darren Sammy had an interesting time of it.

    However, his runs just about make up for his lack of wickets.

7. Jos Buttler

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    3 ODIs; 3 T20s

    111 ODI runs; 37.00 batting average; 99 highest score

    70 T20 runs; 23.33 batting average; 67 highest score

    Without his 67 in the second T20, it would have been a disappointing time in the shortest form for Jos Buttler, although he has shown plenty of ability with bat and gloves.

    One of England’s most destructive batsmen, Buttler is definitely one for the future.

6. Joe Root

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    3 ODIs; 0 T20s

    167 ODI runs; 55.66 batting average; 107 highest score
    4 ODI wickets; 21.50 bowling average; 2-15 BBI

    England’s leading ODI batsman and one of their more effective bowlers, Joe Root looked very good indeed before being struck down with injury.

    It meant he missed the T20 series and will also be absent from the World T20, but it looks like he is really becoming a force in international cricket for England.

5. Ravi Bopara

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    3 ODIs; 3 T20s

    66 ODI runs; no batting average; 38* highest score
    1 ODI wicket; 24.00 bowling average; 1-18 BBI

    62 T20 runs; 31.00 batting average; 42 highest score
    5 T20 wickets; 12.20 bowling average; 2-23 BBI

    In these two series, Ravi Bopara finally gave us an idea of what he can do in limited-overs cricket.

    With some hard-hitting and canny bowling, he finally looked settled in international cricket and could be crucial on the slow pitches of Bangladesh.

4. Denesh Ramdin

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    3 ODIs; 3 T20s

    133 ODI runs; 66.50 batting average; 128 highest score

    33 T20 runs; 33.00 batting average; 33 highest score

    Denesh Ramdin showed in this series that he can be the hard-hitting wicketkeeper the West Indies need.

    Aggressive whenever he came to the crease, his 128 was his first ODI century and was one of the highlights of the two series.

3. Lendl Simmons

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    3 ODIs; 3 T20s

    151 ODI runs; 50.33 batting average; 70 highest score
    0 ODI wickets

    91 T20 runs; 30.33 batting average; 69 highest score

    One of a number of hard-hitting West Indians, Lendl Simmons had a very good ODI series and followed that up with a decent showing in the T20s.

    His 69 in the final T20 nearly won the game for West Indies, but he will travel to Bangladesh full of confidence.

2. Dwayne Bravo

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    3 ODIs; 3 T20s

    134 ODI runs; 67.00 batting average; 87* highest score
    6 ODI wickets; 26.66 bowling average; 3-60 BBI

    24 T20 runs; 24.00 batting average; 16 highest score
    3 T20 wickets; 33.00 bowling average; 2-34 BBI

    An encouraging ODI series for West Indian captain Dwayne Bravo was undermined somewhat by an inconsistent time in the T20s.

    However, he will be very satisfied with his work ahead of the World T20.

1. Michael Lumb

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    3 ODIs; 3 T20s

    165 ODI runs; 55.00 batting average; 106 highest score

    85 T20 runs; 28.33 batting average; 63 highest score

    After an inconsistent start to his international career, Michael Lumb seemed to relish opening the batting in all forms of the game to score the most runs for England across both formats.

    He may have been guilty of slow starts at times, but his 63 in the final T20 gave the perfect showcase for his abilities.

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