Ashes DIY player ratings from the First Test: The results




Australia cruised to victory by 9-wickets in the opening Test against England at the Gabba. England were only in the contest for a couple of sessions and the ratings voted on by you have reflected that.

Not surprisingly, player of the match Travis Head received plenty of admiration with an average score of 9.24 out of 10. His century in the first innings came at a crucial time in the match when England had some rare momentum after Ollie Robinson took two wickets in a row including Cam Green for a golden duck.

Despite Green’s golden duck, his bowling got the nod from our readers and his 3 for 29 match figures means he actually has the lowest bowling average so far in the series.

Australian captain Pat Cummins had a dream start and he won the captaincy battle over Joe Root. Root did get him out with the ball (that’s a good future trivia question) and the England captain rebounded with the bat after a first-innings duck.

But just as the match looked to be swinging England’s way, Root falling short of his maiden century in Australia meant that he fell short on the ratings as well. It was a good performance but Root needs to be great for England to have a chance.

The great news for Australia is the fact they won so comfortably without needing a Steve Smith masterclass. Smith only had one chance to bat of course and he’s sure to improve as the series goes on which is not great news for England.

The DIY ratings paint a sorry picture for England with seven of the 11 players receiving an average score of under 5.

Australia player ratings from the 1st Test

1. David Warner
Average score: 7.22
Most common rating: 7 (37.4%)

2. Marcus Harris
Average score: 2.57
Most common rating: 2 (37.4%)

3. Marnus Labuschagne
Average score: 7.51
Most common rating: 8 (44%)

4. Steve Smith (vc)
Average score: 4.35
Most common rating: 4 (32.8%)

5. Travis Head
Average score: 9.24
Most common rating: 10 (44%)

6. Cameron Green
Average score: 6.19
Most common ratings: 6 & 7 (31.9%)

7. Alex Carey (wk)
Average score: 6.60
Most common rating: 7 (37.9%)

8. Pat Cummins (c)
Average score: 8.63
Most common rating: 9 (45.7%)

9. Mitchell Starc
Average score: 6.36
Most common rating: 6 (31%)

10. Nathan Lyon
Average score: 6.96
Most common rating: 7 (44.4%)

11. Josh Hazlewood
Average score: 7.19
Most common rating: 7 (42.2%)

England player ratings from the 1st Test

1. Rory Burns
Average score: 1.67
Most common rating: 1 (57.1%)

2. Haseeb Hameed
Average score: 4.30
Most common rating: 5 (34.5%)

3. Dawid Malan
Average score: 6.07
Most common rating: 6 (36.8%)

4. Joe Root (c)
Average score: 6.30
Most common rating: 7 (35.1%)

5. Ben Stokes
Average score: 3.46
Most common rating: 4 (30.1%)

6. Ollie Pope
Average score: 3.97
Most common rating: 4 (34.2%)

7. Jos Buttler (wk, vc)
Average score: 4.91
Most common rating: 5 (40.7%)

8. Chris Woakes
Average score: 4.61
Most common rating: 5 (36%)

9. Ollie Robinson
Average score: 6.38
Most common rating: 7 (42.1%)

10. Mark Wood
Average score: 5.99
Most common rating: 7 (33.3%)

11. Jack Leach
Average score: 1.67
Most common rating: 1 (61.4%)

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