Australia player ratings

  • Last Updated: August 25 2013, 21:17 BST

We rate Australia's players in the 2013 Ashes series.

Harris: Led the Aussie attack superbly and stayed fit for final four Tests
Harris: Led the Aussie attack superbly and stayed fit for final four Tests

SHANE WATSON: His knock of 176 in what was effectively a dead rubber at The Oval gave a generous sheen to his batting statistics. Prior to that England had him worked out, though his bowling was reliable. 6

CHRIS ROGERS: Something of a good news story in the Australia camp. Called up five years after his first and only Test, he offered a calm presence at the top of the order and made a warmly welcomed maiden ton. 7

DAVID WARNER: Missed the first two matches following his altercation with Joe Root and shone just once after he belatedly entered the fray at Old Trafford. 3

PHIL HUGHES: Arrived on these shores with a supposedly much-improved technique and let it dropped again. An 81 not out in his first knock of the series was a false dawn. 3

MICHAEL CLARKE: Hit the top individual score of the summer with 187 at Old Trafford but too often found himself on the end of fine deliveries. Captained thoughtfully, and latterly bravely, but without success. 7

USMAN KHAWAJA: The desire for Khawaja to be a Test player far outstrips the reality at present. Six innings, 114 runs: nothing to see here. 3

STEVE SMITH: Not originally in the Ashes squad, but ended the series on a high with his maiden Test century and two 50s to add to it. His derided leg-spin even brought three wickets at Lord's. 8

ED COWAN: Started the series out of position at number three, scored nought and 14 while feeling ill and was summarily dropped. 1

BRAD HADDIN: Recalled for the series to add some experience to a side lacking it but his batting nosedived after a bright start. More importantly for his day job, broke the wicket-keeping world record with 29 catches in the series. 6

RYAN HARRIS: A superb showing from a whole-hearted, supremely talented and likeable character. A constant threat in the four Tests he played and - more surprisingly - stayed fit to take 24 scalps. 9

MITCHELL STARC: Picked three times and left out twice in a turbulent series. Looked dangerous when the mood was with him but frequently lost his line. 5

JAMES PATTINSON: Arrived in England rated as Australia's most dangerous bowler and left the tour injured with seven wickets at 43.85. 4

JAMES FAULKNER: Became the 17th player used by Australia in a scattergun series from the selectors but turned in a promising Test. 6

PETER SIDDLE: Hard to believe, but the dependable Siddle was a borderline pick for the first Test. Started like a steam train with five for 50 and was reliable when called on throughout. 7

ASHTON AGAR: A shock selection at the start of the series, the teenager made history with a world record 98 runs from number 11. Failed to convince sufficiently with his spin to stay in the team though. 5

NATHAN LYON: Mystifyingly overlooked for the first two Tests, Lyon confirmed the impression that he is Australia's best spinner when he returned at Agar's expense. 7

JACKSON BIRD: One Test, two wickets and a back injury. 3


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