The world has gone mad at England Cricket Team after they suffered a humiliating defeat from South Africa. On Monday South Africa won the second match of the 4 Tests series by a mammoth of 340 runs, leveling the series by 1-1. Former England captains were not pleased with the way England team played this Test match.
Former England Captain Nasser Hussain slammed the selection of the Test team, he said that the new players who are coming in the team are not doing anything. He also said that England won the Lord’s Test because of Joe Root and even in the past they won because of players like Jimmy Anderson, Stuart Broad, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes.
He further added that the players who have come in, James Vince, Ben Duckett, Gareth Batty, Zafar Ansari, none of them are doing well. He called their selection in the team “a very bad selection”.
Another former captain Michael Vaughan felt England batting performance was awful, he said that may be the young players have a lack of respect for the game, they were playing with the approach of attack only like they were playing T20.
While the criticism from Vaughan had not gone very well with the current captain Joe Root, he called it very unfair and said that he can’t believe that the former actually said those things.
Another Former skipper Geoffrey Boycott was too very upset with the team’s attitude in the second innings. He said that England needs better batsmen and a better attitude, only Alastair Cook made any effort to play in the sort of the way that the situation demanded.
Earlier, South Africa had won the toss and scored 335 runs in the first inning while batting first and got the lead of 130 runs after bowling out England for just 205 runs. In the second innings, South Africa declared its inning at 343-runs setting a record target of 473-runs to chase for England. The entire England team collapsed at just 133-runs. England played only 96.1-overs combine in both their innings which is lesser than 96.2-overs which South Africa played in the first innings.