Former England captain Alastair Cook dinner questioned England’s plan earlier than their first Take a look at in opposition to South Africa. The three lions had been busy taking part in white-ball cricket and hardly obtained time to arrange for the primary Take a look at in opposition to the Proteas.
In the meantime, the Dean Elgar-led aspect performed a follow match in opposition to a robust England Lions staff and by the seems of it, the Proteas did profit from that. Regardless that the aspect misplaced by an innings and 56 runs, they tailored to the situations and registered a mammoth win over England within the first Take a look at of the sequence.
Thus, it’s comprehensible why Cook dinner raised his doubts about England’s preparation. Chatting with BBC, Cook dinner stated that issues want to vary and gamers have to play first-class video games with the intention to keep in contact with red-ball cricket.
The 37-year-old stated, “We all the time say it’s such a bonus within the first sport England usually have in a Take a look at sequence. We’re speaking concerning the construction of the sport a lot, we’re speaking about when cricket must be performed. It makes zero sense that there isn’t a first-class cricket happening for anybody to play when there’s a Take a look at match sequence happening.”
There is no such thing as a excuse for it, that has to vary: Alastair Cook dinner
After introducing the ‘Bazball’ philosophy of their cricket, that is for the primary time when England misplaced a Take a look at match. Cook dinner believes that they shouldn’t give any sort of excuse and will focus extra on first-class video games earlier than any main Take a look at sequence.
“That has to vary. There is no such thing as a excuse for it. That has to vary,” stated the Englishman. He added, “There may very well be a chance possibly to place a first-class sport in there for the lads to go off and simply get on the market within the subject.”
England will tackle South Africa for the 2nd Take a look at of the sequence on the twenty fifth of August whereas the third Take a look at is scheduled to start on the eighth of September.