Published: 26th November, 2018
Surrey wicket keeper Ben Foakes has been named Man of the Series following England’s 3-0 series whitewash overs hosts Sri Lanka.
Foakes only made his Test debut in the first match of this series and ends the three games with 277 runs, more than anyone else. As well as that, he claimed 10 dismissals behind the stumps.
His maiden Test century came in that first Test with a score of 107 that proved pivotal in ensuring England were on top in Galle. Foakes was joined for all three Tests by his county skipper Rory Burns while Surrey all-rounder Sam Curran, who won Man of the Series in England’s summer victory over India, was a key part of the side for the first two matches.
Burns, who also made his debut in the first Test, scored 155 runs across his six innings at the top of the order and also claimed a catch. Sam Curran’s 112 runs from the lower order saw him play a key role with the bat as pitches suited to spin kept him, and all seamers involved, quiet with the ball.
England’s 2018 campaign is now over and will tour West Indies in the new year with a three match Test series beginning on Wednesday 23rd January.