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Last Updated: Wednesday, 12 November, 2003, 17:38 GMT
England one-day player ratings
England completed the expected 3-0 one-day series whitewash over Bangladesh but it was by no means a flawless display.

And any weaknesses could be exposed in their next one-day series in Sri Lanka which is just days away.

BBC Sport runs the rule over the performances of Michael Vaughan's side.


Michael Vaughan
6
As a player, England's captain will perhaps always be more at home in Test matches and he was dismissed twice in three innings, totalling 75 runs.

He twice had to face the new ball under the lights, however, and showed his skill at coping with the swinging ball.

His captaincy could perhaps have been more flexible. There were plenty who felt Rikki Clarke should have had a bat and Paul Collingwood should have bowled.

But he did show plenty of imagination with his field placements.


Marcus Trescothick
6
After a fine performance in the Tests, Trescothick was expected to do rather better than 87 runs at an average of 29.

He hit a confident 50 at Dhaka on Wednesday, however, before being distracted by Khaled Mahmud's bewildering leg-side field.

Twice bowled slogging across the line, he must learn to eliminate such indiscretions against stronger attacks.


Vikram Solanki
2
Yes, it is a woeful score but the Worcestershire opener did have a truly desperate time on this tour.

Having hit 10 and nought in the first two matches, there were some calls for the untried Andrew Strauss to replace him for the final match in the series.

Solanki was retained and immediately wafted outside the off stump for another cheap dismissal - out for one. He was not at his best in the field, either.


Paul Collingwood
8
The Durham man may have come away with an average of 93 but it was boosted by two not outs and he did not look totally fluent in either of his two innings under the lights.

He is beginning to take on the important Neil Fairbrother/Graham Thorpe role - nudging his way to important scores.

Would have warranted only seven but gets an extra point for some brilliant fielding, including a superb run-out on Wednesday. But why oh why did we not see him bowl?


Andrew Flintoff
His growing army of admirers will hope this series is not the summit of Freddie's achievements but instead another stepping stone on the path to greatness.

Flintoff is as fit has he has ever been, and smashed 177 unbeaten runs - with 10 sixes to boot - to speed England to their three modest victory targets.

At its best, his bowling is perfect for one-day cricket - naggingly accurate balls were combined with unplayable yorkers and with seven wickets he was also England's most successful bowler.


Rikki Clarke
6
Surrey all-rounder Clarke is still very young and was given 22 out of a possible 30 overs with England keen to establish just how good his bowling is at this level for now.

He took four good wickets at a decent rate and at opportune times but was easily the most expensive of the seam bowlers.

Frustratingly for his fans, he was the man left padded up in the pavilion when England cruised to their victory target in all three matches.

Ian Blackwell
6
This was a frustrating series for the big Somerset all-rounder so keen to establish himself in the side.

He was given only six overs through the course of the three games and did not get a bat at all.

After a dynamic end to the summer with the willow for Somerset it was sad he was not promoted up the order to get a go in the redundant match on Wednesday.


Chris Read
7
At some point, Read will stop being described as Alec Stewart's replacement and this was another good series for the chirpy man from Nottinghamshire.

He caught everything that came his way - seven catches in al - although he did concede nine byes, a statistic that would have pained the likes of Jack Russell.

Another player who will hope to get the odd innings in Sri Lanka.


Ashley Giles
7
After a desperate run of form, Giles took 3-29 with the much-vaunted "new action" in the first match in Chittagong.

Running up much closer to the stumps makes it easier for him to bowl the arm ball and that meant he was more of a danger.

He also took a wicket in the first match in Dhaka before being rested for the final match in the series.


Richard Johnson
7
Wicketless though economical at Chittagong, Johnson bounced back with 3-22 in his full 10 overs in the first match at Dhaka.

Without exhibiting the express pace of Harmison, the Somerset man was, in common with Flintoff, able to find the perfect length to unsettle the Bangladesh top order.

He seems to have done enough to get the nod ahead of James Kirtley for the first one-day international in Sri Lanka.


James Anderson
6
Once the golden boy of English cricket - how things change - Anderson had one pretty good match and two pretty ordinary ones.

He took four wickets in all after being given the honour of opening the bowling in all three matches and it must be said he is not swinging the white ball quite as much as he used to.

He would have loved to bowl under the lights, however. The problem is his captain never wins the toss!


Gareth Batty
6
Given one match, Batty took 1-35 from his full allocation of 10 overs, and looked particularly useful in the early part of his spell.

He is prepared to give the ball plenty of turn - as we saw in the Tests - but may need more mystery to succeed against better teams.


James Kirtley
6
His two wickets in his only match were both against tail-enders and there were certainly some nerves early on when he bowled for his country for the first time since the English summer.

The jury is still out on the Sussex seamer who, despite his number of one-day caps compared to Test appearances, still looks better suited to the five-day game.



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