England predicted to win by 150 runs in Lord’s Test
Said- Lord’s pitch will prove to be more favorable for us
New Delhi. Ashes 2023: Host England has faced defeat in the first Test of the Ashes series 2023 between arch-rivals England and Australia. By winning the first Test at Edgbaston by 2 wickets, the Australia team has taken a 1-0 lead in the series. With this victory, Pat Cummins’ team has also proved that ‘baseball’ cricket cannot be considered a guarantee of victory all the time. Before the second Test to be held at Lord’s ground from June 28, the ‘game’ of putting mental pressure on each other has started between the former and current players of both the teams.
Where England’s Ollie Robinson said that the Australia team was very defensive in the first Test. Even though this approach worked for them at Edgbaston, we will have an advantage against them on pitches with a bit more movement. For Australia, former players like Ricky Ponting and Matthew Hayden reprimanded Robinson for giving an aggressive sendoff to Usman Khawaja. According to the strategy of this ‘mind game’, the latest statement has come from England batsman Zak Crawley.
Making a big claim, Crowley has predicted the victory of England in the Lord’s Test. Not only this, he has also announced by how many runs the England team will win, showing arrogance. Talking to Times Radio, England opener Crawley said, ‘We will win (at Lord’s). I think the pitch will prove to be more favorable for us, in which case we will probably win by 150 runs.
Referring to his team’s Bazball cricket, he said, ‘The main objective of our team is to entertain the fans with aggressive style of cricket, we do not think much about defeat or genes. Crawley also said that the focus of the England team is on a big win in the next Test. There was much talk of Robinson’s aggressive ‘sendoff’ when Usman Khawaja was dismissed during the first Test, but according to Crawley, more such incidents could be seen in the further matches of the series. Everyone is very competitive at the individual and team level. Although this England batsman made it clear that there is no ill-will between the players, but everyone on the field is very competitive.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 25, 2023, 09:46 IST