Having reached the conclusion of the inaugural Global One-Day Invitational here are our statistical highlights…
Highest Team Total: 510-7 vs. Namibia at Windhoek
Highest Individual Innings: Dawid Malan – 163 vs. Hong Kong at Edgbaston
Highest Batting Average: Liam Livingstone – 45.29 (Minimum 250 runs)
Leading Run-scorer: Dawid Malan – 425
Most Catches: Jonny Bairstow – 31
Best Bowling (Innings/Match): Tom Curran 6-9 vs. Papua New Guinea at Port Moresby
Best Bowling Average: Tom Curran 10.00 (Minimum 10 wickets)
Leading Wicket Taker: Tom Curran – 22
Additional notes: Perversely, my leading run-scorer, best batting average, leading wicket-taker and best bowling average were all out of favour by the time we reached the semi-final. My leading catcher was also no longer my wicketkeeper. Maybe I’m not such a good selector after all!
Chris Woakes was named England player of the competition (20 wickets @ 13.65) for his consistent threat and penetration with the new ball.