Posted by Gareth Parry Added on: July 11 2012
The Cricket-Stats.com Team of the Seires for the England vs Australia 2012 ODI Series
The side is comprised of the best five batsmen, the best Wicket Keeper, an allrounder and best 4 bowlers.
Given the nature of the pitches in this series the bowling attack does not include a spinner which reflect the dominace of the seamers.
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The whole side is dominated by Englishmen with only two Australians featuring in the side. The batting was particularly strong from and England perspective with Ian Bell and Ravi Bopara both answering their critics in fine style.
Eoin Morgan found his form again after a tough winter and underlined his importance to England's limited overs side as a finished with and unbeaten 89 (And series high score) in the first match.
George Bailey is the only Australian batsman in the side and is a worthy addition with his half century in the final game showing his talent and excellent temperament.
|EJG Morgan scored 141 runs in 3 innings with a best performance of 89*|
|He got his runs at an average of - with a Strike Rate of 130.56 runs per 100 balls.|
|IR Bell scored 189 runs in 4 innings with a best performance of 75|
|He got his runs at an average of 47.25 with a Strike Rate of 70.26 runs per 100 balls.|
|GJ Bailey scored 149 runs in 4 innings with a best performance of 65|
|He got his runs at an average of 49.67 with a Strike Rate of 85.14 runs per 100 balls.|
|IJL Trott scored 145 runs in 4 innings with a best performance of 64*|
|He got his runs at an average of 48.33 with a Strike Rate of 67.76 runs per 100 balls.|
|AN Cook scored 145 runs in 4 innings with a best performance of 58|
|He got his runs at an average of 36.25 with a Strike Rate of 72.14 runs per 100 balls.|
Ravi Bopara made a strong claim for a recall to the Test side with an excellent all round display. His bowling in particular was of outstanding quality as he regularly threatened to take wickets and showed excellent control. The fact that all of his wickets were of top 6 batsmen underlines his effectiveness with the ball.
|RS Bopara scored 182 runs in 4 innings with a best performance of 82. He got his runs at an average of 91.00 with a Strike Rate of 87.08 runs per 100 balls.|
|RS Bopara took 4 wickets in 4 innings with a best performance of 2-8. He got these wickets at an average of 14.25 with a strike rate of 28.50 and economy rate of 3.00|
Neither wicket keeper made much of a contribution with the bat in hand. However Kieswetter's accomplished performance behind the stumps will likely secure his position for the upcoming ODI series with South Africa.
|C Kieswetter effected 11 dismissal in this series. This included 10 catches and a stumping.|
|He caught 83.33% (10 of 12) of the catch chances he had and took 100% (1 of 1) of his stumping opportunities.|
The bowlers are also dominated by Englishmen with the new ball pair of Anderson and Finn the stand out performers for the home side. Both men made the most of helpful bowling conditions with Finn the leading wicket taker in the series and Anderson going past 500 international wickets.
McKay, one of the least mentioned Australian bowlers before the start of the series, was in excellent form as the rest of the much vaunted Australian pace battery broke down or misfired. He was the only Australian bowler who looked consistently threatening and, with four of his wickets being opening batsmen, cause the English top order considerable difficulties.
|ST Finn took 8 wickets in 4 innings with a best performance of 4-37|
|He got these wickets at an average of 19.38 with a strike rate of 26.25 and economy rate of 4.43|
|CJ McKay took 5 wickets in 4 innings with a best performance of 2-29|
|He got these wickets at an average of 28.20 with a strike rate of 43.20 and economy rate of 3.92|
|TT Bresnan took 6 wickets in 3 innings with a best performance of 2-46|
|He got these wickets at an average of 25.00 with a strike rate of 27.00 and economy rate of 5.56|
|JM Anderson took 4 wickets in 3 innings with a best performance of 2-34|
|He got these wickets at an average of 27.75 with a strike rate of 36.00 and economy rate of 4.62|