The year 2021 has been no less than a nightmare for England in Test cricket. Whether it is home ground or away from home, Joe Root & Co. has had to be defeated everywhere in the year 2021 and this is the reason why England equaled Bangladesh’s uncharted record in terms of losing most Test matches in a year. Is. The England team has also lost the Ashes series after losing the Boxing Day Test match against Australia by an innings and 14 runs. Australia have taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match Ashes series. This was England’s 9th defeat in Test cricket this year. Bangladesh lost nine Test matches in 2003 and 18 years later, England equaled Bangladesh’s embarrassing record.
In the same year, Team India went on a tour of England. The last Test of the four-match Test series had to be postponed due to Kovid-19, but in three matches, Team India had taken a 2-1 lead. England has equaled its own 23-year-old record for most Test ducks in a year. In 1998, England’s batsmen became the victim of ducks 54 times and this year also something similar has happened. England’s batting has failed miserably this year. Apart from captain Joe Root, no other batsman has been able to play at the crease.
On the other hand, if we talk about the performance of the England team in Australia, then this team has not won a single match in the last 13 Test matches. The Australian team has been dominating England from the beginning and the visiting team has no answer to the bowling attack of the hosts. The completion of the Boxing Day Test in less than two and a half days shows how poor England’s performance has been in this match. Australia had scored just 267 runs and despite this England had to suffer an innings defeat. England were reduced to 185 in the first innings and just 68 runs in the second innings.