Excellent at Cardiff, but made two ducks thereafter, including walking when he did not hit a beauty from Hasan Ali at Edgbaston. Will feel an opportunity missed, and the 2023 World Cup looks beyond him.
Another to buy into the team ethos, going after the bowling. It was notable how he did not appear to be in fifth gear, but scored rapidly. Caught very well.
Batted twice, and was superb on both occasions. Could his Edgbaston hundred be a breakthrough moment? It was hard to question how much it meant to him when listening to him afterwards.
54 runs at 27; SR 100. 0 wickets in 5 overs, econ 7.4.
Did not bowl well on the rare occasions he gave himself a go. With the bat, looked utterly determined to dominate and promote England’s “brand”. Captained very well indeed.
20 runs at 10; SR 65. 9 catches.
Looked a little out of place with the bat, and dropped a couple of tough chances. Also took some beauties, notably the one down the legside off Parkinson. Probably the least likely to be seen again by England.
117 runs at 58.5; 4 wickets at 24.5.
Had an excellent series. Picked up important powerplay wickets, especially at Lord’s, and batted like a dream at Edgbaston. An outstanding domestic cricketer advanced his reputation.
4 wickets at 31.5, econ 4.97
A steady if unspectacular presence, who bowled well at Lord’s. Held his nerve with important runs in the Edgbaston chase. Good economy rate.
6 wickets at 23, econ 5.44
A big win. One of the nine players in the squad who had never played international cricket before, but will be involved again. Can clearly bat, too.
9 wickets at 14; econ 4.39
A wicket with his first ball, and a wicket with his last. Sensational in the powerplay, when he tied down Pakistan’s top three, and pretty good later in the innings too.
5 wickets at 28; econ 5.83
As he said to Mahmood in the huddle after bowling Imam-ul-Haq with a beauty, the highlights reel grows. Held his nerve and could have had more wickets if England’s catching had been better.