Here are the Performance Review of each West Indies player after their 3-2 series win over England

Shai Hope, who steered West Indies to victory in the first match of this white-ball series, starred with the bat in the final match as well to help West Indies prevail in a tricky run chase in Trinidad. As a result, West Indies clinched the T20I series 3-2 that ensured a rare double having already won the ODI series as well.

let’s recapping performance of each player who featured for the victorious side.

Brandon King – 7

5 matches, 115 runs at 28.75, SR: 153.33, HS: 82*

King’s main bulk of scoring came from the second T20I in which he scored a sensational unbeaten 82 off from 52 balls, which included three sixes and four fours off Rehan Ahmed alone. It was a Player of the Match performance which set up a 2-0 series lead for the West Indies. He didn’t make it into double figures for the rest of the series.

Kyle Mayers – 3

4 matches, 64 runs at 16.00, SR: 142.22, HS: 35

Following a 35 in the first match of the series, there wasn’t much to write home about from Mayers. He made way for Johnson Charles for the series decider.

Nicholas Pooran – 7

5 matches, 149 runs 29.80, SR: 179.51, HS: 82

Pooran scored a magnificent 82 in the third match of the series to help the West Indies post a massive target of 223. It was only due to heroics from Phil Salt and Harry Brook that his efforts were in a losing cause. A 39 in the following game came in an impossible chase and he finished the series with the highest strike rate of all the West Indies’ top order batters.

Johnson Charles – 3

1 match, 27 runs at 27.00, SR: 122.72, HS: 27

Just the one outing for Charles in the final T20I.

Shai Hope – 6

5 matches, 122 runs at 30.50, SR: 118.44, HS: 43*

Hope’s innings in the final T20I of the series was a sensational effort to ensure his side sealed the series win. He finished unbeaten on 43 off as many balls, anchoring a small chase and slamming the second ball of Chris Woakes’ final over for six to secure the win. He also scored 36 in the first match of the series to form a solid platform in another chase.

Sherfane Rutherford – 7

3 matches, 95 runs at 31.66, SR: 169.64, HS: 36

Rutherford came in for Shimron Hetmyer from the third game of the series onwards. He made important contributions in all three of his innings, scoring 29, 39 and 30 in each, solidifying the middle order.

Rovman Powell – 7

5 matches, 124 runs at 41.33, SR: 174.64, HS: 50

Powell came in at six in the second match of the series following a dramatic collapse which threatened to see the home side rolled over. However, he put together an 80-run partnership with King that pushed the West Indies up past 170. That followed his unbeaten 31 off 15 balls which saw the West Indies comfortably to a 1-0 series lead in the first T20I.

Shimron Hetmyer – 1

2 matches, 3 runs at 1.50, SR: 33.33, HS: 2
A nasty series for Hetmyer who was dropped after two single figures scores in the first two games.

Andre Russell – 9

5 matches, 7 wickets at 28.14, ER: 10.46, BBI: 3-19
105 runs at 35.00, SR: 169.35, HS: 51

It was a series of dreams for Russell, with both bat and ball. He put in an all-round Player of the Match performance in the first game of the series, claiming an impressive 3-19 with the ball and finishing the match in style with a boundary-fuelled unbeaten 29 to get his side over the line with plenty to spare. More middling performances followed in the next two matches before a brutal 25-ball 51 in the fourth in a hopeless chase. Coming in with not many to get in the series finale, he holed out before the he could get the West Indies over the line, though he was excellent with the ball earlier in the day.

Jason Holder – 5

5 matches, 6 wickets at 33.50, ER: 10.30, BBI: 2-24
22 runs at 11.00, SR: 244.44, HS: 18*

Holder consistently picked up wickets as ever, but was on the expensive side. He played a useful cameo with the bat in the 3rd T20I, scoring 18 off 5 balls, slamming the final three balls of the innings for boundaries off Reece Topley.

Akeal Hosein – 7

5 matches, 6 wickets at 26.00, ER: 7.80, BBI: 2-20

Hosein was the pick of the West Indies’ bowlers in the final match of the series. He took 2-20 from his four overs to cap off a successful series. His spin partnership with Gudakesh Motie frustrated England’s batters, and together they were a decisive factor in the West Indies’ series win.

Alzarri Joseph – 5

3 matches, 6 wickets at 23.83, ER: 12.43, BBI: 3-39

Joseph picked up three wickets in each of the first two matches of the series but was expensive in both. He was rested for the final two matches of the series ahead of the West Indies’ multi-format tour of Australia next month in which he is likely to play all three formats. He was chief instigator of England’s collapse in the second match of the series, dismissing three of England’s top four.

Matthew Forde – 1

1 match, 0 wickets, ER: 18.00

Forde had a rough time of it on T20I debut in the fourth match of the series. He was faced with a rampant Phil Salt and a firing Liam Livingstone and was carted for six sixes and three fours in all. He was swapped out for the final game.

Romario Shepherd – 5

1 match, 2 wickets at 11.00, ER: 5.50, BBI: 2-22

Just the one game in the series for Shepherd, in which he took two wickets. A knee niggle kept him out for the rest of the series.

Gudakesh Motie – 8

4 matches, 5 wickets at 23.60, ER: 7.37, BBI: 3-24

A new call up for the series, Motie’s best performance was saved until last. He took three important wickets to set up a West Indies series victory, snaring Phil Salt, Liam Livingstone and Harry Brook to break the back of England’s batting order. He also claimed the Player of the Match award for the finale. Having been bludgeoned by Buttler and Salt in his previous outing, it was a strong comeback from the left-arm spinner.

Oshane Thomas – 1

1 match, o wickets, ER: 9.00

Thomas came in for the final match of the series after Forde was expensive in the fourth. He was expensive, with his four overs going for 36 runs, and didn’t take any wickets in England’s collapse.

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