Last Update on: July 14th, 2022 at 02:00 pm
Former Indian bowler RP Singh thinks England’s aggressive ODI cricket strategy might not have been the best.
After the ICC World Cup, this particular method of cricket was a part of the side’s white-ball cricket revolutionary. England has indeed been able to amass enormous totals and register gigantic chases in the period by applying brute force from the outset.
However, the strategy completely backfired when the Jos Buttler-led side faced an effective Indian seam attack in overcast conditions at The Oval. They were bowled out for 110 runs in just 25.2 overs, losing the match by 10 wickets.
RP Singh stated on Cricbuzz that England must allow time to assess the conditions.
“England will have to adjust their strategy slightly. You cannot expect to score 350 right away; you must first assess the situation and then adjust.”
Despite fielding a secondary bowling unit against India, England, one of the best white-ball teams in the world, nonetheless had a strong XI. But none of their batsmen was able to handle Jasprit Bumrah’s brilliant bowling.
‘They should change their approach a bit: RP Singh
England suffered their first-ever 10-wicket defeat at home in Jos Buttler’s first ODI as a full-time white-ball skipper. India dominated the hosts in every department, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
RP Singh believes England’s approach should be tweaked slightly.
“I think they must change their approach a little bit, assign a clear defined role to a couple of players, and not go all out.”
“England will have to think about how they can improve in both areas,” RP Singh said.
England will play India in the second One-Day International (ODI) later today (July 14) at Lord’s Cricket Ground.
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