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                                      Good:Ben Stokes: Averaging 20. Ugg Bailey Bow Outlet .84 with the ball and 51.57 with the bat, it is hardly surprising that Stokes is rated Englands golden player by captain, Alastair Cook. He has looked Englands most dangerous purveyor of reverse-swing and at times troubled batsmen - he has hit several on the head or body - with his hostility even on slow surfaces. But it is his improvement against spin bowling that has been revelatory. More secure in his defence and more mature in his shot selection, he has a century and two half-centuries on the tour so far. This trip was always likely to offer one of the defining Tests of Stokes career: so far he has been deeply impressive. He is Englands best fielder in just about every position, too.Haseeb Hameed: An impressive start. Described as unflappable by his captain, Hameed has taken to Test cricket with a sense of calm proficiency that bodes well for his future. Slightly unfortunate to miss out on a century on debut - he fell as England tried to set-up a declaration - he nevertheless demonstrated a sound technique and more scoring options than many had expected in registering the highest Test score made by an England teenager. While the short-ball remains an area of potential weakness, he has looked more secure against spin than several more experienced colleagues and promises to answer half of Englands opening questions for a decade and more.Stuart Broad: Has bowled better than the figures (8 wickets at 26.37 apiece) show. Immaculate in conditions offering him little (he conceded fewer than two runs per over in Chittagong), he delivered 29 overs in the first in Rajkot (nine of them maidens) and has offered his side control even at times when the spinners have struggled. He was especially impressive in Visag, where he demonstrated his mastery of the leg-cutter and gained just enough seam movement from the cracked surface to trouble all the batsmen. The only downside is the foot injury sustained in the opening moments of that Test. The manner in which he shrugged it off to produce by fair his best performance in Asia was though, in Cooks words, extraordinary. He has gone a long way to answering the questions facing him in these conditions. Only judged as a bowler; the all-rounder days are long gone.Chris Woakes: Proving the point that you cant judge a player simply on statistics (he has taken four wickets in the three Tests he has played), Woakes has contributed heavily without personal reward. Impressively accurate - he conceded 63 runs from 35 overs in Rajkot - he has also impressed with his hostility on slow surfaces and troubled Cheteshwar Pujara, in particular, with his bouncer. Rotated out of the side for the Visag Test, England missed his batting notably.Jimmy Anderson: A controversial selection in this category, perhaps. But Andersons determination to regain fitness and play a part on a tour where conditions offer him little is reflective of his whole-hearted commitment to this side. Despite finding almost no swing, he was Englands best seamer in the first innings in Visag - to bounce out an opener on that surface must have been especially pleasing for a man whose pace is questioned these days - and produced a peach of a delivery to bowl Pujara (set up by cutters, he was then bowled through the gate by a quicker inswinger) in the second.Adil Rashid: Rashid has shown improvement after an undistinguished start. Slightly flattered by his figures in Bangladesh - he picked up some cheap wickets in Dhaka but conceded more than four-an-over in both innings and wasnt trusted to bowl in Chittagong as the game built to a conclusion - he has bowled better in India. It is probably no coincidence that his improvement has coincided with Saqlain Mushtaqs arrival. Encouraged to back himself and forget about previous instructions to bowl faster, Rashid has looked more confident, bowled fewer release deliveries (he conceded only seven boundaries - five fours and two sixes - in 34.4 overs in the first innings in Visag) and claimed 13 wickets in the two Tests so far. He was referred to as our best spinner after the Visag Test by the coach, Trevor Bayliss, and has contributed a couple of useful innings, too.Jonny Bairstow: Standing up to the stumps used to define a keepers ability and Bairstow has generally kept well in demanding conditions. Certainly he has demonstrated that he has improved greatly with the gloves. While he does not have a substantial score to show for his good form with the bat - only once in seven innings on this tour has Bairstow failed to 24, but he has not passed 53 - he made key runs in both innings in Chittagong, rebuilt nicely at Visag and fell selflessly trying to push on in Rajkot.Gareth Batty: A bit unfortunate to be dropped after a one-match recall in Chittagong. He opened the bowling in both innings and bowled more than respectably - he looked to have the most control of the England spinners, though possibly lacks just a bit of pace for modern international cricket - but has paid the price for being a second off-spinner (Moeen is first choice) in India against a line-up stacked with right-handed batsmen.Could do better:Joe Root: Only because of the high standards Root has set himself does he find himself in this category. He has once fluent century, albeit in fairly benign conditions, but has twice been out just after making a half-century - his dismissal in Visag, caught at long-off was especially frustrating - and is averaging a relatively modest 38 from the four Tests. From most players, that would be fine. But England need more from Root.Alastair Cook: Averaging 37 over the four Tests, Cook looked some way below until well into the Rajkot Test. Cook scored 89 in four innings in Bangladesh - 59 of them in the second innings in Dhaka - but, after a torturous start to his second innings in Rajkot, found his form with his 30th Test century. He followed that up with a typically defiant 50 in Visag - his slowest Test half-century - and looked to be back in form. He has generally juggled his bowlers OK - he has a difficult task because of the modesty of the spin attack - but will surely regret the lack of a gully with the second new ball in Visag and the failure to post one of his best catches at deep backward square when setting up a hook trap.Moeen Ali: Only because of the high-standards that Moeen sets himself with the bat does he find himself in this category. While he made an important half-century in Chittagong and a typically pleasing century in Rajkot, those are the only occasions he has reached 15 in seven innings in the two series. Now batting at No. 5, more is required than a batting average of 30.28 over the four Tests. With 18 wickets at a cost of 27.27, his bowling has been better. He has looked very dangerous for left-handers but has found life against right-handers harder. Still not quite able to offer his captain the control he would like - 3.20 an over is not a disaster, though - his strike-rate of a wicket every 51 balls remains impressive.Steven Finn: Bowled 11 overs in conditions offering him little in Dhaka. Too small a sample-size to make a judgement.Disappointing:Ben Duckett: Dismissed in strikingly similar three times in the four Tests - with foot planted on leg stump he has been undone by off-spinners turn - this tour has so far suggested the elevation to Test cricket might have come a little early. One counter-attacking innings in Dhaka apart - his 50, either admirably uninhibited or oddly reckless depending on your point of view (there was probably an element of both) - took 61 balls - he has not passed 15 in his other six innings. Uncharacteristically, he missed a relatively simple chance in the field in Dhaka and is expected to be dropped ahead of the Mohali Test. Young and talented enough to come again it was, in retrospect, asking a great deal of Duckett to cope with a trial by spin at this level at this stage of his career.Zafar Ansari: Its harsh to put Ansari in this category. He has only played three Tests - all of them in demanding circumstances - and the last one of them saw him suffering from illness and injury. But a batting average of 9.80 and a bowling average of 55 leaves little alternative. He has also conceded more than four-an-over. After a nervous start in Dhaka - he bowled several full-tosses - he performed much better in Rajkot with bat and ball. He is up against fine players of spin, though, and the decision to introduce him before the other spinners in Visag resulted in a release of pressure.Gary Ballance: Dropped after four single-figure scores in Bangladesh. Conditions were demanding, for sure, but a batting average of six left the England management with little options. Ugg Bailey Bow Scontati . -- The Missouri Tigers might not have a roster full of superstars. Ugg Outlet Italia . Arsenal failed to take full advantage of its main rivals stumbles on Saturday as substitute Gerard Deulofeu levelled with a hard shot from a tight angle in the 84th minute to give Everton a deserved point. Ahead of a crucial fortnight that will see them play against Napoli in the Champions League, Manchester City and Chelsea, Arsenal leads by five points ahead of Liverpool and Chelsea. http://www.outletstivalisaldi.it/stivali-ugg-uomo.html . He said Tuesday thats a big reason why he is now the new coach of the Tennessee Titans. Whisenhunt said he hit it off quickly with Ruston Webster when interviewing for the job Friday night. WASHINGTON -- Stephen Strasburg and Max Scherzer may headline the Nationals starting rotation, but Tanner Roark is proving to be pretty reliable.Roark and the Washington bullpen outdueled Madison Bumgarner as the Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 1-0 Sunday in a matchup of NL division leaders.Roark (12-6) gave up five hits in seven innings and won for the sixth time in his last seven decisions. The right-hander has thrown at least seven shutout innings a league-best seven times.Hes not amazing us anymore, manager Dusty Baker said. Weve kind of come to expect it.Bumgarner (10-7) lost despite allowing just two hits, including Wilson Ramos 18th home run in the seventh inning.Pitching opposite the Giants ace, Roark knew he couldnt afford too many mistakes.Hes always aggressive, Roark said of Bumgarner. Hes one of the top pitchers in the game, so going against that gives me an extra boost. I want to go out there and do the same and not get beat.Ramos homer came after Roark escaped a jam in the seventh. With runners on second and third, center fielder Ben Revere made a spectacular, over-the-shoulder catch to rob Brandon Belt of extra bases.It was Roarks 105th and final pitch of the afternoon.Tanner, he pitched one heck of a game, Revere said. He was just hitting spots, getting key outs and hes pitching well. He pitched a heck of a game. He was definitely the player of the game in my book. I was just trying to help him out the best I can.The crowd of 32,790 at Nationals Park saluted Revere with a standing ovation as he ran off the field.Ben saved the game, Baker said. That was a Willie Mays catch right there. Boy, that was big.Shawn Kelly retired the Giants in order in the eighth and Mark Melancon pitched the ninth for his 31st save. Melancon converted his first save opportunity since he was acquired in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 30.Roark escaped multiple jams, working around five hits and three walks, striking out five.Bumgarner struck out seven and walked two. He was coming off one the worst starts of his career, allowing 10 hits and eight runs in five innings against Philadelphiaa. Ugg Stivali Offerte. I knew hed pitch well today, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. Thats who he is. What a terrific job. I knew that he would bounce back and throw a beauty and he did.Bumgarner retired 11 of the first 12 batters and didnt allow a hit until Anthony Rendons two-out double in the fourth. The Giants ace is winless in five starts since the All-Star break.All I can do is come out and put us in a good spot and keep us in the game and hope that things go our way, he said. It hasnt since the break, but thats just the way it goes. I cant worry about that, or its just going to dig a deeper hole.With the win, the Nationals took the season series over the Giants four games to three, giving them the tiebreaker should the teams finish with the same record at the end of the regular season.ON-BASE STREAKINGNationals left fielder Jayson Werth extended his on-base streak to a career-best 38 straight games, drawing a four-pitch walk in the first inning. His string is the longest in the majors this season.TRAINERS ROOMGiants: RF Hunter Pence struck out as a pinch-hitter in the ninth. He didnt start after bouncing a foul ball off his face Saturday. Pence underwent a CT scan after Saturdays game, which showed no fracture to the orbital socket. ... LHP Josh Osich (forearm strain) is expected to make a rehab appearance with Double-A Richmond on Monday. Osich (1-2, 4.25) last pitched July 23.Nationals: RF Bryce Harper didnt play, a day after leaving a game with neck stiffness. 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