The England cricket crew is a formidable outfit in white-ball cricket, however a few of their performances in Take a look at cricket in 2021 have been dire to say the least. India dominated the English in Take a look at sequence at residence and away (one Take a look at stays to be performed) whereas Australia are handing them one other beating within the ongoing Ashes sequence Down Below. England’s batting in Take a look at cricket has left a number of to be desired, and a stat, shared by a journalist on Twitter, reveals simply how dangerous they’ve been this yr.
Within the 28 innings they’ve performed in Take a look at cricket in 2021, England have been bowled out for beneath 200, 12 instances.
Apologises – truly solely the twelfth time. All is nicely
— Tim Wigmore (@timwig) December 26, 2021
Former Australia cricketer Damien Martyn, reacting to the tweet, wrote: “Clearly one thing is improper. From a batting standpoint simply take a look at the 2021 batting averages for England.”
— Damien Martyn (@damienmartyn) December 26, 2021
Different Twitter customers too expressed their shock at England’s woeful batting performances in 2021.
That is one thing you’ll be able to’t digest as a cricket fan.
— Ibrahim Badees (@IbrahimBadees) December 26, 2021Advertisement
And that is in-spite of a fully stellar yr for Root. Scarcely plausible how worse it might have been had Root not been in a demi-god mode
– naabh4 (@ naabh4) December 26, 2021
England has not been capable of finding an alternative for Alistair Prepare dinner which exposes their center order
— Rajesh mudras (@MudrasRajesh) December 26, 2021Advertisement
Arguably the worst batting efficiency by Eng in checks within the twenty first century.
– movieman (@ movieman777) December 26, 2021
& Root Scored 1600+ runs this yr
— Dee (@deenadylan) December 26, 2021Advertisement
An excessive amount of give attention to restricted overs cricket over the previous few years?
– corleone (@notbilberkeley) December 26, 2021
Whereas the remaining have floundered, England Take a look at captain Joe Root has been on a record-breaking spree. He has scored a whopping 1,680 runs this yr. Root’s tally is the third-highest by a participant in a calendar yr behind solely Pakistan’s Mohammad Yousuf (1,788 runs in 2006) and former West Indies skipper Sir Vivian Richards (1,710 runs in 1976).
The truth that Root has scored runs by the bucket hundreds, is an additional indictment on the remainder of the England batters.
On Sunday, the England batters as soon as once more faltered on Day 1 of the continuing third Take a look at on the Melbourne Cricket Floor. Root battled to one more half-century earlier than being dismissed by Mitchell Starc.
A few of the relaxation like Jonny Bairstow (35) and Ben Stokes (25) bought begins however didn’t make it depend as England have been bundled out for 185 within the first innings.
On the time of penning this, Australia, in reply, have been coasting alongside properly at 33 for no loss.
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