IND vs ENG: Nasser Hussain Wants England To Show India 'How Great Cricketers They Still Are'
IND vs. ENG, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: On Sunday, October 29, in Lucknow, England will take on the difficult challenge of putting an end to India's incredible undefeated streak.
Protecting the winners Even though they were eliminated from the World Cup 2023 semifinals, England can still pose a threat to the opponents they play against. Former England captain Nasser Hussain encouraged Jos Buttler's team to "spoil" Men in Blue's celebration and prove to the world that they are a formidable 50-over cricket team ahead of their match against dominant India in Lucknow.
holders of two titles In the ultimate ODI competition, England lost to Sri Lanka for the third time in a row in Bengaluru, severely undermining their chances of making it to the semifinals. England have only managed one victory over Bangladesh in five games. With two points, they are just ahead of the Netherlands in the second-to-last position in the points table.
England's next opponents are the top-ranked teams in the standings, India, Australia, the Netherlands, and Pakistan, in that order.
Regarding England's erratic performance, Hussain believes that when it mattered most, the Three Lions were unable to repeat their white-ball supremacy.
"This England team has not performed as poorly in back-to-back games as they have against South Africa in Mumbai and now Sri Lanka here (in Bengaluru)." Hussain said in his column for the "Daily Mail" that "England's form has deserted them at the worst possible time. Compare that with, say, South Africa and India, whose batsmen all seem to be in great form, and someone like Glenn Maxwell who can hit a 40-ball century for Australia."
"On Sunday, they (England) have to travel to Lucknow and ruin India's celebration. They need to be reminded of how outstanding Indian cricketers have been and continue to be, he continued.
The veteran England hitter wants his team to play their best against the hosts on Sunday in an attempt to snap India's five-match winning streak in the competition.
"Even if we can be pessimistic and tell them to get rid of themselves, they have given us six or seven years of incredibly good white-ball cricket. Although what they have accomplished is amazing and English white-ball players are in high demand worldwide, their performance over the past three weeks has not been consistent with the kind of players that Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler have developed."
The Rohit Sharma-led team would be guaranteed a top-four spot in the 10-team quadrennial extravaganza if they win against England. India will play South Africa, the Netherlands, and Sri Lanka in order of precedence after England.