Australian assistant coach Ricky Ponting believes that England’s offensive approach to one-day international cricket was unlikely to be suitable for a stage like the World Cup.
“They have not played in the past few weeks as they would have liked,” Ponting told cricket.com.au after England’s 64-minute defeat of Australia at Lord’s. “They have not reached these over 400 points that they’ve talked about all the time, scores were generally lower at this World Cup, Justin [Langer] and I’ve already talked about it.
After England won four of its first five games at the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, it stumbled over two consecutive defeats on the second strike. Although Eoin Morgan’s team has reached the tournament’s top two overall totals (397 and 386), they failed in three chases. In two of them, the target was under 300.
“The tournament is very different than in a regular five-ODI series, in which England has made some huge successes in the last two to three years,” said Ponting. We will have to wait in the next games.
“You have to improve. They have a few big games ahead of them and may need to play better against India and New Zealand than they do today to win those games. “
On Tuesday, June 25, the batting of Jason Behrendorff and Mitchell Starc was lifted. The latter made up three of the top five batsmen when the New-Ball Burst of the fast bowling duo reduced England to 53-4 within 14 overs.
Ponting, a three-time world champion, said England needs to craft its strike strategy based on the conditions offered and the opponents they face.
“Different conditions, different attacks – coming out and trying to get really tough with the new ball at Mitchell Starc is not an easy task,” he said. Starc got him through early. It is up to them to clarify this. We have a game plan that will be under pressure. “