New Delhi. After the final of the World Test Championship, another match is ready to give cricket lovers a feast of exciting cricket. The Ashes 2023 begins on Friday, June 16, in which two traditional rivals Australia and England (England vs Australia) will play two hands in a five-Test series. With the current form of the Pat Cummins brigade and the team’s win in the WTC final, Australia are being tipped as favorites to win the Ashes but former cricketer and commentator Nasser Hussain believes England will be able to turn the tide this time around. Will remain He believes that the England team will be successful in defeating Australia in a competitive match.
Not only this, former England captain Hussain also announced the name of the player who, in his opinion, could prove to be the X-factor in the series. Let me tell you, in the Ashes series 2021-22, Australia defeated England by a huge margin of 4-0, however, Hussain is not giving much importance to the previous performance of the English team. He believes that the England team playing aggressive cricket has the ability to defeat Australia.
Robinson’s performance will be watched
He said, “Looking at the way England are playing, I do not see many Test draws happening. In opinion, the series will go in favor of England by a margin of 3-2.
England hopes that its mainstays in fast bowling, James Anderson and Ollie Robinson, will be fully fit till the Ashes. He could not play in the only Test against Ireland recently. Anderson is currently at number two in the ICC Test Bowling Rankings, but in Hussain’s opinion, Robinson will become the highest wicket-taker in the Ashes series.
Has taken 66 wickets in 16 tests
Nasser Hussain said, “If you look at Robinson’s performance, it has been outstanding. His county and international bowling figures are excellent and he is performing tremendously at the moment. He said, ‘If he is fit, then Ollie Robinson Keep an eye on. He does not give away many runs, is very accurate and bowls at a good length for England.
Looking at Robinson’s Test performance, so far he has taken 66 wickets in 16 Tests at an average of 21.27. The 29-year-old bowler has taken 5 wickets in three innings so far and his economy (2.71) and strike rate Also very effective.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 15, 2023, 08:10 IST