Alastair Cook was sacked as England One Day captain because of his poor form.
The logic was that the team couldn’t be playing in the World Cup under somebody who himself was not confident about his game.
But, in that case, the charge should have been given to a player who had been having great run in all forms of the game in the recent past and going that way, the obvious candidate was Joe Root.
But, the English selectors agreed on putting the onus on Eoin Morgan who was perhaps in worse form than Cook.
There has been a general opinion that Ben Stokes should have been picked in the World Cup team of England.
Stokes, who had risen as a superstar on England’s Ashes tour to Australia, went down the pecking order last summer after a cluster of low scores against Sri Lanka and India.
However, just because of the way Stokes had batted in Australia last time around, he was in the frame for the World Cup, but, the English selectors decided that they should make the selection on the basis of recent performances of the players and thus, the all rounder missed out.
The fast bowler of the England Cricket team, Steven Finn, has said that his bowling is going pretty well at the moment and although he did not get that many wickets in the previous game, he did a pretty good job with the ball.
England lost the last game against Sri Lanka by 8 wickets.
The hosts were chasing 180 odd and they got the job done easily. At the start, they had a bit of a hiccup with Finn getting one of the openers out and Moeen Ali chipping in too with a wicket, but, thereafter, it was an easy ride for them.
The off spinner of the England Cricket Team, James Tredwell, is in the national squad that will make its way to Sri Lanka next month for a long One-Day International series.
Tredwell is the only specialist spinner in the squad and considering the nature of Sri Lankan pitches, he should play in every match.
It’s an opportunity for Tredwell to establish his place in the XI. Currently, he is in competition with the Worcestershire player Moeen Ali who seems to be developing pretty quickly as a bowler.
Andrew Flintoff’s fans might see him playing in Australia towards the end of this year as the veteran all rounder has made it clear that he has received offers from several BBL sides and he would take a decision on that soon.
Andrew Flintoff believes that what happened in Nottingham between the Indian all rounder Ravindra Jadeja and the English fast bowler James Anderson is not good for the game at all.
In the first test match between India and England which had taken place at Nottingham, Anderson was continuously having a verbal go at Jadeja in the morning session of the second day.
Although Andrew Flintoff has made his comeback in the shortest form of the game in England’s domestic set up, Mitchell Johnson doesn’t feel that he would be able to sign up for any team for the next edition of the Big Bash League which will be played towards the end of this year.
Johnson who has recently returned to Australia after representing Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League said, “Andrew’s been out since quite a while, 5 years to be precise I reckon. So, for him to come back and perform as well as he used to, it’s extremely difficult.”
Jos Buttler reckons that he can play the same role for the England test team as Adam Gilchrist used to play for the Kangaroos a few years back.
Gilchrist redefined test match batting when he was at the peak of his career. Coming at no. 7, he played numerous attacking knocks for Australia which proved to be match winning contributions at the end.
Buttler hopes to do something similar for the Poms if he gets the opportunity to play 5-day cricket.
The wicketkeeper of the England Cricket team, Jos Buttler, has admitted that Kevin Pietersen’s exit is a huge loss for England cricket, but, at the same time, he has also said that people need to move on from that controversy now.
Many English cricket lovers are still having a debate on Pietersen’s axe. Some think that it was a foolish decision by ECB, while, some think that it might prove to be blessing in disguise.
According to Buttler, there is no point debating now as the decision has already been taken and it can’t be reversed.
The painful tour of Australia is finally over for England. They lost the final T20 match too by a huge margin.
England played a total of 13 international games on the tour out of which they lost 12. These numbers are enough to suggest how much humiliation the Poms suffered during their time down under.
When they had taken the flight to Australia, they would have been expecting themselves to bring all the three trophies home, but, right from the time the first ball got delivered in that Brisbane test match, nothing went right for them.