England hope Anderson can spark revival

January 25, 2011 at 9:48 am 2 comments

The highs of the Ashes tests were always going to take some beating so the flat performances in the one-day series were perhaps expected.

But with the World Cup on the horizon England can’t afford to just drift though this series as they could suddenly find themselves on the brink of the tournament with no form with either bat or ball.
Injuries haven’t helped I admit – virtually the whole front line attack have been missing and more keep dropping out by the day. Kevin Pietersen missed the third One-Day game with a groin injury while Tim Bresnan has torn a calf muscle and will miss the rest of the series.

Ajamal Shahzad, Chris Woakes and Chris Tremlett have shown themselves to be competent enough bowlers, but lack the consistency that one day cricket requires – though it was the batsmen who were to blame in the last game in Sydney, making 214, a total that anyone following the goalwire live match score would have know wasn’t enough.

Anderson though can provide a timely boost to Andy Flower’s men. The Lancastrian has given time off to rest and also spend time with his new-born baby and so has missed both T20 games and the opening three ODIs.

But Anderson – top wicket-taker in the test series – is back in Australia and will return for the fourth ODI at the Adelaide Oval and live score goalwire fans will know he could make a big difference.

That is, of course, the ground where Anderson removed Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke to leave Australia 3 for 2 on the first morning of the test to set England on their way to a crushing and decisive victory.

How England could do with a repeat performance on Wednesday to give their one-day campaign a kick-start.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tejas  |  February 1, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Well was very much impressed with England’s performance in the Ashes. Just a bit disappointed in the ODI series. But we still can’t write off any team. Indian subcontinent grounds have somewhat flat pitches where on a given day… any team can go ahead an win. So it is gonna be totally exciting. ICC World Cup is gonna rock for sure.

  • 2. priya  |  February 10, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    http://www.rojkinews.com/ live cricket at rojkinews watch now


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