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Sir Geoffrey Boycott opens on England’s polishing struggles in ashes

Before England Door opener Sir Geoffrey Boycott believes that Australia brutally exposed the weakness of the British side in the recent Ashes match. Boycott feels England’s batting struggle has dropped to an all-time low, putting former players to shame.

Britain’s dismal Operation Ashes ended with another crash on the third day of the final test in Hobart. The travelers fell to 124, chased 271 to win as they lost nine signs in one session.

Write in your own pillar for the Telegraph, Boycott lamented the poor technique of the British beaters. Observing that England’s batters remained clueless about which serve to play and which to leave, he wrote:

“I went on to say that if England can’t hit the ball, they won’t win. England’s batting has been exposed as shameful. This whole series is about poor technique, lack of movement. feet, judgment around not knowing what to play and what to hit. leave. They were impatient and absolutely determined to get opposing pitchers to beat you with good kicks.”

It is worth noting that England failed to pass the milestone of 300 runs in all five of the Tests. Of the ten innings, five saw the away team bowling with less than 200. Their highest total in the series was 297.


“Mark Wood is a breath of fresh air” – Sir Geoffrey Boycott

Mark Wood. (Image credit: Getty)
Mark Wood. (Image credit: Getty)

The cricket commentator further stated that the tempo controller Mark Wood was one of the few silver undershirts for England, having unsettled Australia with his sheer speed. However, he wants Wood to stay fit to reap more success.

“Mark’s speed made a lot of Australians nervously hit them in the gloves, arms and body. He brought them out of their comfort zone by hooking him with a dart and out. He’s a breath of fresh air and if he can stay healthy, he’ll have even more success.”

Wood is the highest wicket catcher for England, with 17 points in 4 Tests at a rate of 26.64. The 32-year-old picked up six points in the second inning of the final test in Hobart. However, all his efforts were in vain.


Edited by Sankalp Srivastava

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