Ravi Shastri working as a pundit in Cricket World Cup 2023
It has been a tricky marketing campaign for England within the ongoing Cricket World Cup 2023 and issues received even worse with a 100-run defeat in opposition to India on Sunday. The defending champions produced an excellent bowling present to limit India to 229 however their batters had been as soon as once more the weak hyperlink as they had been all out for 129. This was England’s fifth loss in six video games and they’re at the moment on the backside of the factors desk with simply 2 factors. Legendary India cricketer Ravi Shastri blasted the Jos Buttler-side for his or her present within the competitors until now and even emphasised on the massive gulf in high quality between England and India.
“England must be devastated – spectators, supporters. As a result of the primary match which they misplaced, 17 overs had been left within the recreation when New Zealand beat them. In opposition to South Africa, they received all out in 20 overs. That recreation ended early. Then they had been all out in 30 overs in opposition to Sri Lanka, the place SL chased the goal and completed the match in 25 overs. As we speak, that they had misplaced 8 wickets inside 32 overs. You name yourselves World Champions? It means, if they don’t seem to be unhappy over their efficiency, who will?” Shastri mentioned.
“If somebody asks what’s the distinction between India and England, it’s of 8 groups,” he added.
The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) introduced that the highest 7 groups within the Cricket World Cup will qualify immediately for the Champions Trophy 2025 together with the hosts Pakistan. With England within the backside spot, they’re susceptible to lacking the competitors.
“From right here on, England should play for satisfaction. The rationale I’m saying that’s as a result of proper now they’re on the backside of the factors desk. And within the Champions Trophy which takes place in 2025, solely the highest 8 groups of the World Cup can qualify. So if England stay within the backside two, think about a group like them not enjoying an ICC match as huge because the CT can be an enormous blow,” Shastri concluded.
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