Following England’s defeat to India in Lucknow, Ravi Shastri criticised the country’s performance in the Cricket World Cup 2023.
England’s World Cup 2023 campaign has been difficult thus far, and on Sunday they lost to India by 100 runs, which made matters worse. India was limited to 229 by the reigning champions’ impressive bowling display, but their hitters once again proved to be the weak link as they were all out for 129. With just two points, England is currently at the bottom of the points standings after suffering their fifth defeat in their last six games. The legendary Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri criticised the Jos Buttler team for their performance in the campaign thus far, highlighting the stark disparity in calibre between England and India.
Both supporters and onlookers should be appalled at England. Since New Zealand defeated them with 17 overs remaining in the first match, which they lost. They were all out in 20 overs against South Africa. The game was over early. Following their all-out in 30 overs against Sri Lanka, SL pursued the target and won the game in 25 overs. They had lost 8 wickets in 32 overs today. Do you consider yourself to be World Champions? That implies, “If they’re not depressed about their performance, then who is?” Says Shastri.
“If someone asks what is the difference between India and England, it is of 8 teams,” he said.
Along with the hosts Pakistan, the top 7 nations from the Cricket World Cup will automatically qualify for the Champions Trophy in 2025, according to an announcement made by the International Cricket Council (ICC). England might not make it to the competition because they are ranked last.
“England will now have to compete for pride. That is what I am saying because they are currently at the bottom of the points table. In addition, only the top 8 World Cup teams will be able to qualify for the Champions Trophy in 2025. Thus, Shastri said, “Imagine a team like England not playing in an ICC tournament as big as the CT would be a huge blow if they stay in the bottom two.”