Well it currently seems that England can’t win a game of Cricket, doesn't it? After England yet again lost to Australia to add to their recent account of misery, no one really was staggered as that was the expected result, the reason being that England are agonisingly short of confidence.
However, they now move to Melbourne to play the 2nd KFC International T20 with all to play for because if they lose this one, then it is all over. There could be one change in the squad with Danny Briggs being dropped and James Tredwell being brought in, after the Hampshire spinner was brutally beaten by the Aussie batsmen.
One major disappointing factor in the previous match was Luke Wright and Eoin Morgan’s failure, particularly as the two have been in some serious form in over the past few weeks.
Though, these two would look to fire in the next match and also hope for the support of Michael Lumb and Alex Hales too, because they are the English openers and the opening partnership as we all know is important in any form of the game, particularly the shortest one.
Ravi Bopara’s return to form is a huge boost for the team because if you have an in form player coming down the order, you can depend on him to finish the game off. Many might say that had Bopara come before Jos Buttler, the game would have ended with the Brits winning it.
It really was an absolute belter of a knock as the Essex lad smashed the ball in all corners of the park and eventually ended on 65* off just 27 deliveries, with the help of seven sixes and a pair of fours as well.
Stuart Broad might now hope that everyone would take some inspiration from the way Bopara fought at Hobart and eventually convert it into a win.
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