Former cricketer Michael Vaughan criticized England’s performance saying that this is the worst performance of our team in the history of the World Cup. However, except in 2019, a user commented that England’s performance in World Cup tournaments has always been poor like this.
‘It is difficult to watch the match.. The self-confidence of the batters has weakened. They thought to put Sri Lanka under pressure by playing too aggressively. But, it was not possible. They couldn’t work out what they tried. The shots hit by the batters went into the hands of the fielders. Sri Lanka played brilliantly. Colling Wood opined that England were under pressure and suffocated.
Ravi Shastri Keynotes
Former Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri said that what is lacking in the England team is not only self-confidence but also lack of direction. “I have never seen the top order lose form in an England team. The runs came when Bairstow played routine shots with Malan. But Bairstow tried to play fast and hit shots and got out. Ravi Shastri, who is acting as a commentator for Star Sports Channel, is of the opinion that due to loss of self-confidence among the players, the rhythm is lost and the fighting spirit is reduced.
After the defeat by Sri Lanka, the England team is at the 9th position in the points table. Only the Netherlands is behind England. After defeating the English team, Sri Lanka climbed to the fifth position in the points table. England, who have played 5 matches so far, have won only one match against Bangladesh. Defeated by Kiwis, Afghanistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka.
There are chances of the English team reaching the semis only if they win the remaining four matches. However, it is not that easy. Because… in those 4 matches, England has to face the teams of India, Australia, Netherlands and Pakistan.