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Last Updated:  Tuesday, 11 March, 2003, 10:05 GMT
England player ratings
BBC Sport marks the performances of England's squad at the 2003 Cricket World Cup.

Nick Knight

After opening with a bullying half-century against Holland, a series of low scores was a major disappointment for one of England's few proven one-day batsmen. Cut off in his prime against Australia.


Marcus Trescothick

Desperately out of form until he clicked - however briefly - against Australia and thumped 37 from 36 balls. Took a fifty off Namibia, but in the other matches that really counted, against Pakistan and India, he scored 1 and 8.


Michael Vaughan

Scored a stylish half-century in the one match that England won against proper opposition, and also helped himself to a fifty against Holland. Otherwise disappointed. Needs to work on his fielding.


Nasser Hussain

Had a tough time as a batsman with scores of 8, 15 and 1, but was an important figurehead in the Zimbabwe dispute. Held the respect of his team-mates, if not World Cup organisers.


Alec Stewart

Gave some of his best displays as a wicket-keeper, and was an important cog in a middle-order wheel would have buckled without him. Selectors may be tempted to keep with him in the interest of short-term gain.


Paul Collingwood

Disappointed when it came to the crunch match against Australia, but was the find of the early rounds. His measured 66 not out from 73 balls was the best innings by an England player in the tournament. The new Thorpe.


Andrew Flintoff

Emerged as a tight back-of-a-length bowler capable of stopping runaway openers in their tracks, and a cool head in the middle-order. With 64 and 45 against India and Australia, made sure England's net run-rate kept them in the hunt. Crucially, remained fit.


Craig White

Justified his selection with a number of important, if easily overlooked, bowling contributions. Three wickets against Pakistan was the highlight, but figures of 10-2-21-1 against Australia tell a truer story. Should have done more with the bat.


Ronnie Irani

Lucky to make the party, and lucky to make the team against Namibia and India when Nasser Hussain and Ashley Giles were injured. In his first - and last World Cup - would have relished every one of his three wickets against Namibia.


Ashley Giles

Started as second favourite to Blackwell and went down with tonsillitis at a time when England were crying out for control bowler. His restricting spell against Australia
(10-0-41-2) confirmed as much.


Ian Blackwell

Went from first choice spinner to drinks carrier. Enjoyed a solitary appearance against Holland, when he took 2/37 and scored 22 not out from eight balls. But the doubts raised in Australia will follow him home.


Andrew Caddick

Despite an inspired spell in Port Elizabeth, when he single-handedly reduced Australia to 48-4, it was a lacklustre tournament for England's only strike bowler. Enjoyed an extraordinary last over against India when four wickets fell in four balls (one of them run out).


James Anderson

Two man-of-the-match performances, against Pakistan and Holland, far outweigh the disappointment of going for more than 60 against India and Australia. Will take wickets when the ball is swinging, but otherwise must rely on accuracy and slower balls. A steep learning curve.




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