England player ratings after securing whitewash series win in Pakistan

England became the first team to win every Test in a series against Pakistan after completing a historic whitewash on Tuesday morning in Karachi. But how did the players perform?

The tourists continued their meteoric rise under the leadership of Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum, despite external forces trying to hamper their progress.

The first match in Rawalpindi was almost delayed due to a viral infection in the England camp and players continued to struggle throughout the tour, but Stokes' side still pulled off a 74 run win in the first Test and 26 run one in the second.

In the third Test, Ben Duckett and Stokes completed the job by knocking off the remaining 55 runs in just 38 minutes on the fourth day in Karachi to secure an eight-wicket win.

Planet Sport rates the performances of the squad members who played a part in England's momentous victory.

BEN STOKES: Although the captain's individual statistics are less than flattering, England's achievement in Pakistan would not have occurred without the revolution he has spearheaded alongside head coach McCullum. He led from the front and was not afraid to make bold decisions. 9

REHAN AHMED: Brought in for the final Test match after the series had already been won in Karachi, Ahmed finished with a maiden five-fer which broke records and firmly swung the momentum in favour of England. 8

JAMES ANDERSON: England's stalwart for the last two decades showed no signs of his age as he finished top of the bowling averages, and having taken eight wickets on flat and docile pitches in the first two Test matches. 7

England's Harry Brook

HARRY BROOK: Three centuries in as many Test matches speaks for itself, as Brook has seamlessly transitioned into the middle order and will cause a selection headache when Jonny Bairstow returns from a broken leg after averaging 93.60 with the bat, at an inconceivable strike rate of 93.41. 9

ZAK CRAWLEY: The opener got his series off to an impressive start, with England's second highest score in the series in the first innings at Rawalpindi. However, despite the marked improvement from his disappointing performances in the summer he finished with an average of 39.16 across the three Tests. 7

BEN DUCKETT: Duckett starred on his recall to the side after a disappointing tour of the subcontinent in 2016, but found his feet under Stokes, and finished with the second highest average of the England batters, having scored 357 runs in the series. 9

BEN FOAKES: The England wicketkeeper came back into the playing XI for the final Test of the series, but it was his clever glovework for a run out to dismiss Babar Azam in the first innings that was a key turning point at that stage of the game. 7

WILL JACKS: Jacks was awarded a maiden Test cap in Pakistan, and finished the series with six wickets, at an average of 38.66, but the batting-all rounder's high score was just 31. 6

JACK LEACH: Leach took the majority of the England wickets, capitalising on the spinning tracks in the last two Test matches in Multan and Karachi, but was inconsistent, with an average of 44.60. 7

LIAM LIVINGSTONE: The opener was given his debut in Rawalpindi, but almost immediately sustained an injury and Keaton Jennings had to take his place in the field. He scored just 16 runs on one leg. 6

OLLIE POPE: Pope batted consistently well throughout the series and impressed when he stood in for Foakes with the gloves in the first Test, doing enough to persuade his captain to allow him to retain the position for the Multan Test match. 8

OLLIE ROBINSON: The England seamer was the pick of the bowling attack, getting the most out of the Kookaburra ball despite being ill during the first and last Test matches. He took more wickets than anyone bar Jack Leach, at an average of 21.22. 9

JOE ROOT: Despite carrying the batting line up for large parts of his England career, Root was unable to significantly impose himself, scoring just 125 runs at an uncharacteristic average of 25. 7

MARK WOOD: Utilised by Stokes in short sharp bursts to try and take wickets, Wood impressed on pitches not suited to pace and bounce, and in Multan took two scalps which changed the course of momentum in favour of the tourists. 8

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