Ashes 2021-22: Player ratings for Australia’s ruthless rout of England | The Ashes


James Anderson His last Ashes collection in Australia (certainly) was bookended from the sidelines. In his three Exams, he was usually parsimonious however solely at his barn-storming finest at Melbourne. Blocked out that last over at Sydney. 6

Jonny Bairstow Grabbed his probability, scoring England’s one century of the tour: a gloriously courageous and bombastic innings at Sydney. Batted effectively within the second innings as effectively to haul England to a draw. 7

Sam Billings The road-trip king and a breath of recent air. Saved tidily, tiggerishly enthusiastic behind the stumps and made a jaunty 29 within the first innings at Hobart. 5


Stuart Broad Controversially wore the fluorescent bib throughout the first Check when David Warner scored 94, and at Melbourne. Tireless with the ball in hand and endlessly enthusiastic, if vocal at his frustration with the batting. 7

Rory Burns Posted the very best opening partnership of the tour with Zak Crawley within the last innings, however has little else to cling onto. Torpedoed with the primary ball of the collection. 2

Jos Buttler Almost batted England to security at Adelaide, and took some nice catches (although dropped just a few sitters). However discovered more and more ludicrous methods of getting out. Damage was a tragic finish to his tour, and presumably his Check profession. 4

Zak Crawley Seems one million {dollars} on music and has gumption. The weaknesses exterior off stump stay however a long-term spot is his if he can simply study to be extra circumspect. 5

Haseeb Hameed Ran his coronary heart out within the subject however, by the tip, appeared to have largely forgotten easy methods to rating runs. Again to Trent Bridge to lick his wounds and (hopefully) come once more. 2

Scott Boland is congratulated by his teammates after dismissing Haseeb Hameed in the fourth Test
Scott Boland is congratulated by his teammates after dismissing Haseeb Hameed within the fourth Check. {Photograph}: Izhar Khan/NurPhoto/Shutterstock

Jack Leach Appears destined to be chronically mishandled by this England setup. Picked for the flawed recreation and neglected for the proper one. Grew in confidence at Sydney and left stranded on a hat-trick. 4

Dawid Malan Gave England’s middle-order some stability in two hundred-plus partnerships with Root early on within the collection. Fell away in the direction of the tip and sadly missed the start of his first baby, born six weeks early. 5

Ollie Pope A tour to overlook for England’s most promising younger batsman™. Wants to search out the proper coach and psychologist to assist him translate that immense expertise into Check runs. Saved brightly when referred to as for. 2

Ollie Robinson An undoubted asset for England, and has the knack of taking wickets, however should get match fast so he can run in with as a lot enthusiasm for his third spell as for his first. 5

Joe Root Regarded a damaged man by the tip. Nonetheless England’s highest scorer within the collection, although that Australian century stays elusive. Should bear some duty for tactical errors however hampered all through by a Spillikins high order. 6

Ben Stokes Got here to the tour with no cricket in his again catalogue, and it confirmed. As stoical as ever however not incisive with the ball. Batted superbly in Sydney on the counter assault. 4

Chris Woakes Didn’t handle to shake his popularity as a bowler most suited to dwelling circumstances. Significantly extra profitable with the bat than most of the highest order and never afraid to have a biff. 4


Mark Wooden Justly rewarded finally with 6-37 in Australia’s last innings of the collection. Entire-hearted, fiery and England’s main wicket-taker. His snorter to Usman Khawaja was England’s ball of the Ashes. 8

England’s man of the collection: Mark Wooden


Scott Boland Grabbed his probability, doing for Australia what he has been doing for Victoria: hurtling in, hitting the deck, darting it round. England had been hypnotised at Melbourne and Boland completed with 18 wickets at 9.55. 10

Alex Carey Gained a last-minute call-up after Tim Paine withdrew. Began effectively however his kind dipped in the direction of the tip, each with bat and gloves. That last innings at Hobart in all probability purchased him one other collection. 5

Pat Cummins A collection sprinkled with stardust after his sudden elevation. He was the collection’ main wicket-taker and one finish of an electrical spell of quick bowling that loopy Melbourne night. 10

Cameron Inexperienced The saggy inexperienced Botticelli, Inexperienced burned with the brightness of the long run. Ridiculously gifted with each bat and ball and swallow-like at gully. Fastidiously under-bowled by Cummins. 9

Marcus Harris Has an odd bunny-hop trigger-movement however high scored at Melbourne in a low-scoring thriller. Unfortunate to be dropped when he’d nonetheless make a composite staff of the 2 sides. 5

Josh Hazlewood Bowled properly in his one Check earlier than harm dominated him out. England may need thought his absence would make their life simpler – they had been flawed. 7

Travis Head The collection’ main run-scorer, he sparkled from his 152 within the first Check to the counter-attacking England heart-breaker within the final, crusing by means of enforced Covid isolation en route. 9

Usman Khawaja One other Australian to seize his probability with each fingers, a fairytale comeback with two blistering centuries at Sydney full of why-the-hell-not prospers. Regarded delighted to be again on the grand age of 35. 9

Usman Khawaja makes a run during the fourth Test
Usman Khawaja was in imperious kind for the hosts. {Photograph}: Kevin Manning/Motion Plus/Shutterstock

Marnus Labuschagne As quirky as ever and a continuing thorn in England’s facet. His affected person 103 at Adelaide, his first Ashes century, took him previous Joe Root because the World’s No 1 batsman. To not be trusted with DRS choices. 7

Nathan Lyon Such was Australia’s dominance, and England’s brittleness, that he wasn’t at all times wanted. Nonetheless picked up 16 wickets and took a humdinger of a catch to dismiss Stokes at Hobart. 8

Michael Neser Acquired an opportunity finally at Adelaide, within the absence of Cummins, and picked up a wicket with simply his second ball, as Hameed chipped it to midwicket. Bustled successfully. 6

Jhye Richardson After a tricky first-innings, he took a five-fer within the second throughout a cameo look at Adelaide. His means to skid the ball by means of triggered England lots of complications. 7

Steve Smith A quiet collection however an vital one in his rehabilitation, main Australia to victory at Adelaide whereas Cummins was in quarantine. His leg-break to Leach practically took Australia over the road at Sydney. 6

Mitchell Starc Began the collection by crushing England’s hopes in a single ball. Continued in the identical vein, ever-threatening, and bowled with searing menace that Melbourne night. Cricviz’s most threatening opening spell since data began. 9

David Warner Crushed English hopes with 94 at Brisbane however his kind dribbled away, ending with a pair at Hobart. By then, although, the Ashes had been a very long time received. 7

Australia’s man of the collection: Pat Cummins

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