England Cricket Team performance in 2022
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England Cricket Team performance in 2022: England cricket has experienced a lot this year, from the difficult loss to the West Indies at the beginning of the year to the start of the new era under Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum in tests, and Jos Buttler and Matthew Mott in white-ball cricket to their second T20 World Cup victory.
It was not less than a drama movie, so without wasting any time, let’s dive into England’s white ball journey in the year 2022.
England Cricket Team new ODI and T20 captain
Jos Buttler was picked to take over as captain after the 2019 World Cup winning captain Eoin Morgan announced his retirement from international cricket in June 2022. Buttler, who for a while served as Eoin Morgan’s deputy, is still looking for his first ODI series success as a regular captain.
Under his leadership, England lost 2-1 to India in T20Is and afterwards suffered a 2-1 loss to India in ODIs. South Africa arrived in England to play three T20Is, three ODIs, and a two-match test series immediately following India’s trip of the country.
The English side managed to tie the ODI series after losing the first game, while third one was called off. They lost the T20 series by 2-1, managed to win test series, though!
Buttler was not the captain on Pakistan’s tour, when the English played seven-T20Is there, and recorded a 4-3 victory.
He, however, came back with full charge and started the Australia campaign with 2-0 win over Australia in T20Is right before the T20 World Cup.
They began their World journey on a high note with a solid win by 5 wickets over Afghanistan. But they have yet to witness the drama in the marquee event, as they lost to their neighbours Ireland by DLS method in their second game.
Road was tough to reach semis, with big teams in their group, but the Buttler-led side defeated all odds that stacked against them and claimed a berth for the semis.
The challenge in semis was also big as they have to face India, but they made that game a cakewalk for them and outplayed the no.1 ranked side in T20 by 10 wickets to reach the finals, and the rest is history!
England Cricket Team performance in 2022: T20 World Cup 2022
After facing many ups and downs in the group stage, the English team was just one step away to claim their second T20 title, but the challenge in front of them was Pakistan.
Opting to bowl, England bowlers didn’t allow Pakistani batter to open their arms and restricted them to just 137 on the big night at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The victory was not as easy as it looks like, as the English side struggled hard. Ben Stokes the star of 2019 World Cup final, once again came to rescue his side and played an unbeaten knock of 52 in 49 to hand his side T20 World Cup.
This was England’s second T20 World Cup title, having won before in 2010. Apart from that, the English team also created a unique record of being the champions of 50-over world cup and T20 world cup at the same time.
England Cricket Team performance in ODIs in 2022 (T20Is 12, won – 5, Lost – 6, No result -1)
England have ended the 2022 season with 5 wins and 6 loses in 11 games while one ended in no result.
It was a mix year for team England in the one-day format, as 3 of those 5 wins came against less prolific side in World cricket, Netherlands. While they lost series against India by 2-1 in July, tied the series by 1-1 against South Africa in July, both at their home. While they faced a 3-0 lost to Australia in their last ODI series of this year.
There has been some positive in this year, with some of players performed extremely well. Let’s take a lot at top performers for England in 2022
Most Runs for England Cricket Team in ODIs in 2022 – Jos Buttler, 403 runs in 11 games
The new skipper of team England smashed the highest runs for England in 2022. He scored 403 runs in 11 games at a whopping average of 57.57, while maintain a Sehwag like strike-rate in ODIs of over 122. He recorded one hundred and two fifties in the process.
Most Hundreds for England in ODIs in 2022– Dawid Malan, 2 hundreds in 6 innings
The reliable batter of team England, scored the most number of hundred for the English side with 2 centuries in just 6 innings he played in 2022 in ODI cricket. He maintained an even better average than Buttler in the process with 59.40.
Most Wickets for England in ODIs in 2022 – David Willey, 15 wickets in 11 games
The left-handed bowler, Willey bagged the most number of wickets for England, as he bagged 15 wickets in 11 games. His best figures this year was 4 for 36 against Netherlands.
England’s performance in ODIs in 2022 (T2OIs – 27, won – 15, Lost – 11, No result – 1)
England had a fairly well T20 campaign as compared to the ODIs. With 15 victories in 27 games in 2022, they recorded 1.363 win loss percentage.
Their first three series this year, were a nightmare for them, as they lost 3-2 to West Indies, 2-1 to India and 2-1 to South Africa.
But they bounced back strongly and played an impressive game of cricket in the last couple of months. They defeated Pakistan in Pakistan, Australia in Australian, and won the T20 World Cup, of course.
Most runs for England in T20Is in 2022 – Moeen Ali, 515 runs in 27 games
Moeen Ali remained the standout performer for team England and played all the 27 games. He recorded 515 runs while maintain a goo strike rate of 158.46.
Most wickets for England in T20Is in 2022 – Sam Curran, 25 wickets in 19 matches
The player of the match in T20 World Cup final and the player of the tournament in the same event has bagged the maximum number of wickets for England in 2022, with 25 wickets in just 19 games.
From Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes to Sam Curran and Adil Rashid, despite seen some mixed encounters this year, we can say that England cricket is in good hands!
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