England has not performed well during their tour of the Windies. They lost the test series convincingly and this indifferent form has continued during the ODIs. The 2-2 result has once again put question marks on England’s credentials for the upcoming World Cup on home soil. So here are the top three things that we learned from the ODI series that ended all square:
1) Classy Chris
Chris Gayle has had a superb series. He came back into the Windies team after a long time. This return has proved to be extremely fruitful. Gayle smashed one fifty and a few brilliant half centuries during the series. His hundred was one of the finest innings played by a Windies player in ODIs. Even though Gayle will retire after the World Cup, he has once again shown what a legend he is.
2) Tremendous Thomas
Oshane Thomas was brought into the side on the back of his good performances at domestic level. He performed superbly well during the final ODI, taking five wickets. He completely demolished the English top order and gave them no chance to build partnerships. He was almost unplayable at times with his pace and bounce.
3) Hats Off To Holder
Jason Holder is already one of the most successful Windies captains of the modern era. He performed well consistently during the series, leading his troops really well. He has the ability to get players to play for him. Also, he is somebody who can lead by example, resulting in his team mates becoming highly motivated.
To sum up, the Windies have performed superbly during this series and managed to share the trophy. It has come as a major surprise since England were the overwhelming favourites going into the series. A great series for the spectators!