Alastair Cook
Alastair Cook. Image-Reuters.

Former England captain Alastair Cook believes that English cricket has hit rock bottom after their 146-run loss in the Hobart Test against Australia on Sunday.

England openers finally provided a great start, taking them to 68/0 before a stunning collapse which saw them lose 10 wickets for just 56 runs ended any hopes of a consolation victory.

Ok, you competed in this game with the ball, but I actually can’t believe an hour and a half to lose 10 wickets, that’s the biggest shock as a batter and a professional who plays cricket…

Rory Burns
England opener Rory Burns missed his way into the crease just by a few inches as he was run out by Marnus Labuschagne. Credits: Twitter

You get bowled out in a session once or twice in a career and this side, after a couple of wickets, we said ‘something is on here’ and you see a batting line-up devoid of all confidence, once they lose one or two, no one steps up and stops the slide,” Cook said.

“There will be a review and things will be assessed” – Chris Silverwood

England head coach Chris Silverwood reckoned that the team needs to sit down and assess everything that happened on the Australian tour before moving on. There are a lot of aspects they need to improve on before establishing themselves as a force in Test cricket.

That’s obviously something that will come out in the review later on, so I’m not going to speak about that right now. Clearly, there will be a review and things will be assessed.

England cricket team.
England cricket team. Credits: cricket.com.au

We sit down, we talk about the team, we make selections and you go with it. You make a plan and you do the best you can. The fact is, it’s sport, it’s cricket. You’re going to make decisions, some will agree, some people won’t, that’s the beauty of what we do really,” Silverwood mentioned.

Australia won the Ashes 2021-22 by a 4-0 margin, with the visitors managing to salvage a draw in the SCG Test.

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