In this article, we’ll share 3 main reasons why England is Expected to Dominate International Cricket Tournaments in the future.
3 reasons why England might dominate world cricket
1. England has Embraced an Attacking Style Cricket
We all remember the uncertain exit of England from the 2015 ICC World Cup. Ever since then, the team has never disappointed its fans. There is no denying the team took their loss quite seriously. Since then, they are trying to prove that they can excel in all types of cricket formats. England decided to play aggressive and fearless cricket. Under the captainship of Morgan, the team picked destructive players. The team introduced several changes post the 2015 World Cup Campaign. They removed some of the popular players from the squad, including James Anderson, Stuart Broad, and Ian Bell.
As James Taylor could not play for the team, England decided to fill their squad with aggressive batsmen. In the first one-day international cricket played post the World Cup campaign, England introduced Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow. Other members in the squad were Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Alex Hales, Joe Root, and others who were already present in the team. What made the team even better in the next championship was the unexpected yet amazing spin partnership between Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid. The team also featured Lian Plunkett, who returned after years. He made a comeback with experience and skills. Not only batting, but England performed quite well in bowling too. With players like Mark Wood, Chris Woakes, and Jofra Archer, the team did an amazing job in bowling.
In 2017, Moeen Ali hit a century off 53 balls. He played at the seventh position and beat the West Indies bowlers. This proves that England has the potential to come out of any situation. Overall, England has embraced an attacking style cricket and they are using it in all formats of cricket. They have started to perform in the same fashion in Test and T20 cricket formats. Now, the team is also ready to make a great comeback in the series, where they had once failed to live up to their fans’ expectations. In fact, they have already played a few series in the past few years. The 2019 world cup, 2018 series against India, and T20 and Test series in 2019 are some of the examples.
2. England Rotates its Players in Different Formats
England changes its team according to the cricket format. Dom Sibley, Zack Crawley, Stuart Broad, and James Anderson are a few players that are included in the team for Test series. Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, and Jason Roy do not have to play the Tests and other long formats of cricket. Similarly, the team adds Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, and David Malan for 20-overs match.
Not only this helps the team utilize the power of each player, but it also provides comfort to England’s top and all-format cricketers such as Ben Stokes, Buttler, and Joe Root. By rotating their players, the team takes the burden off their players’ shoulders. Now, one player doesn’t have to be featured in all formats of cricket. Each player is selected according to their skills and preference for the particular format.
Almost all cricket teams are struggling to find the best players for different formats of cricket. It seems like England is the only team with a settled fielding, batting, and bowling team for all the three cricket formats. They know how to rotate the players and make the best of their team. That being said, they have a plan for current matches and future tournaments.
3. England has made a Great Comeback
There is no doubt England did not have the best start in the 2018 season. Not only did it lose the Australian Ashes series, but the team could not defeat New Zealand in Tests. However, the team did win a one-day international series in Australia in the middle of the Tests and Ashes series. They completed their New Zealand tour with an ODI victory.
England also won the Tests and one-day cricket series at their home ground against India. A year later, the team got to play against Sri Lanka. They defeated Sri Lanka in the Test series. 2019 was a turning point for England. The team finally won 50-overs World Cup. Despite losing the first Test series against South Africa, England won the rest three matches. England might have lost the Test series against West Indies and New Zealand. But, the team has got better since then.