England: Marcus Trescothick rates players after one-day games in UAE
Buttler, Topley and Parry among those highly praised
Last Updated: 01/12/15 10:04am
England enjoyed their limited-overs clashes against Pakistan in the UAE, recording ODI and T20I series victories.
But how did each player fare in the desert? We asked former England opener Marcus Trescothick for his marks out of 10...
Alex Hales and Jason Roy - 7/10
TRES SAYS: The opening partnership is working nicely, with both getting their first ODI tons, and hopefully they can continue that in both one-day formats. Roy is someone who looks to whack boundaries from ball one, which means Hales has time to assess the pace of the pitch and bowlers.
Eoin Morgan - 9/10
TRES SAYS: Morgan is a good leader; he is building a strong unit and the players really seem to trust him. He is bringing things forward with his style of play and impressed with the bat in the first T20 with a forty-odd and a 76 in the opening one-day international.
Joe Root - 7/10
TRES SAYS: Joe has been relatively quiet and not got the volume of runs we are used to seeing from him, but he notched two fifties in the ODI series and is always pretty solid. You just expect him to deliver every time.
Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid - 6/10
TRES SAYS: Rashid has variations that are really important in the short form of the game especially, while Moeen has done a nice job, although I'm sure he would have liked to have played a bigger part, particularly with the bat. Mo and Rashid have done okay but could have done better.
Jos Buttler - 9/10
TRES SAYS: He had a good one-day series, with the highlight obviously that 46-ball hundred. He needed to gain a bit of confidence back after a tricky time in the Tests and got a good 49 in the third ODI to suggest he was finding form and then produced a stunning innings in the fourth match.
Reece Topley - 7/10
TRES SAYS: I have been very impressed. I like the way he can adapt to different situations and he has the mental intelligence to know when to bowl a slower ball and when to bowl a yorker. He's not the quickest but he makes up for it with his skill and the way he thinks about what he's doing.
Chris Woakes - 7/10
TRES SAYS: Woakes took two four-wicket hauls in the ODI series and has had a good time of it all in all. He hasn't had it easy over the last year with injuries but England rely on him a lot to bat lower down and be effective with the ball. While Ben Stokes is out, he's a pretty decent replacement.
David Willey - 7/10
TRES SAYS: Bar the first ODI, I think Willey has bowled very well. He has hit good areas, something you expect from him, and done a very solid job. He would have liked a few more runs but has been pretty consistent.
James Taylor - 7/10 (ODI only)
TRES SAYS: Taylor seems to be a glue for the team. He can come to the middle in tricky situations and understand the process needed to rebuild, or bat at No 3 and put big innings together. His fielding is electric, too.
Liam Plunkett - 8/10 (T20 only)
TRES SAYS: He has come in after a tough winter not playing a great deal and looked the part, with three-fors in the opening two games in Dubai. Liam brings that extra zip and a lot of people are baffled that he is not going on the South Africa trip in a few weeks' time.
Sam Billings - 8/10 (T20 only)
TRES SAYS: He looked electric in the first T20 when scoring 53 from 27 balls and brings a real entertainment factor with his unorthodox shots. He is probably competing with Jonny Bairstow for the second wicketkeeper's role and has done himself proud, with both bat and gloves.
James Vince - 8/10 (T20 only)
TRES SAYS: He came in during a tough situation in the first T20I and didn't panic, scoring 41 before hitting 38 and 46 in the next two games. Vince has played like he does for Hampshire; with strength and classical shots.
Stephen Parry - 7/10 (T20 only)
TRES SAYS: I like the look of Parry, someone I have not played against a great deal. He has the intelligence I mentioned with Topley and understands when to loop the ball up, when to pitch it wider etc.
Chris Jordan - 7/10 (T20 only)
TRES SAYS: I'm not sure Chris will play every game but he is a good player to have in the squad - he can bat, bowl and has fantastic hands. He was brilliant under pressure in the final T20I, going straight in the blockhole and getting in his yorkers during a super Super Over.