England’s Performance Review
Now that England has won the World Cup for very first time, we all would like to see how they prepare themselves to defend it.
The next World Cup 2023 will held in India, here where history suggests England struggled in ODIs.
There overall performance was remarkable in this WC. Their rollicking opening stand allowed them to score freely and post big totals. In the middle they had major hiccup as they lost successive matches to Sri Lanka and Australia. Then they bowled their best in semi-finals v/s Australia, defeating their arch rivals by 8 wkts with 17 overs remaining.
Then the finals came – a match that will remembered for ages!!!. A double tie with England winning the trophy as their tally of boundaries was more than New Zealand.
Overall their bowling was top notch with great improvement in SF and finals!. They had speed with variation, bounce with variable speed, and accuracy with swing and seam movement.
ODIs – 11
KPI comparison of (WC-2019) v/s Recent(pre WC -2019)
|World Cup 2019||Pre World Cup (in 2019 )|
From above table it is very clear how their bowling improved (6.65 to 5.24)from their previous series played this year. With impressive run-rate and strike rate. It is surprise to note that their batting dropped considerably yet very good enough for ODI standard. Their boundary rate is another that took a dip.
Here is a 10-over breakdown on their batting and bowling progress. Featuring 6 indicators, including exclusively 6 plus R/o for batting and L 4(4 or less R/o) for bowling.
Here England had a healthy strike rate throughout 40 overs.
|Batting||Wkts||Avg||R/O||St.Rate||Scoring Rate||Boundary rate||% 6 + R/o||% < =4 R/o|
Batsmen in phases
Phase one was dominated by openers
Phase two was dominated by openers and Root.
Phase three was dominated by strong middle players. They lost only 5 wickets.
Phase four was where England started losing wickets but their scoring rate and run-rate was good.
Last phase is where they had the highest scoring rate, boundary rate and only 20% of those overs were less than 4 runs. In this phase Stokes, Buttler and Woakes occupied most of the overs!.
|Bowling||Wkts||Avg||R/O||St.Rate||Scoring Rate||Boundary rate||% 6 + R/o||% < =4 R/o|
The first phase had only openers (Woakes and Archer) bowling almost every over!. Moeen and Wood bowled only 1 over.
|(0-10)||Balls||Runs||Wkts||R/o||% 3 successive dot balls|
The second phase – had an interesting bowling performance, Moeen bowled accurately conceding only 4.83/over – Woakes and Wood had highest % of 3 successive dot balls.
|(011-20)||Balls||Runs||Wkts||R/o||% 3 successive dot balls|
The third phase – The overall rate in this phase had increased to 5.50 – but wickets fell too!. Interestingly boundary rate was very low. Adil Rashid and Plunkett picked maximum wickets
|(021-30)||Balls||Runs||Wkts||R/o||% 3 successive dot balls|
The 4th phase – The run-rate didn’t climb from last phase but they manage more wickets, and had few bowlers conceding less than 4!. Interestingly the strategy of bowling spin in this phase hardly worked for other teams!.
|(31-40)||Balls||Runs||Wkts||R/o||% 3 successive dot balls|
The last phase – In modern day cricket 6.17 in last 10 overs is very acceptable. With striker bowlers conceding less than 6 /over. Here too Rashid made his contribution by conceding less than 5.
|(41-50)||Balls||Runs||Wkts||R/o||% 3 successive dot balls|
Partnerships Avg(Bat v Bowl) with No.century stands(in bracket)
Batting Partnerships –
A perfect list of partnerships – There was always someone building one! There was a score of 300 plus whenever England batted first. With first two wickets building base for huge totals!.
Batting Partnerships against England –
Teams hardly got off to solid start,and only few able to score big total against them. Pakistan(348), Australia(285) and India(306) scored 280 plus.
|Batting||WC – Partnerships||v/s West Indies|
|68.80 (4)||1st wkt||27.40 (1)|
|63.40 (3)||2nd wkt||39.60(1)|
|41.40 (1)||3rd wkt||50.60 (1)|
|49.75 (1)||4th wkt||51.50(1)|
|41.00 (1)||5th wkt||21.80|