Just nine days ago, the supporters from every nook and corner of England ran through an unforgettable experience upon seeing their team giving absolutely everything to win the ICC T20 World Cup.
The Three Lions made it all the way to the finals of the competition by beating Team India by 10 wickets in the second semi-final at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide. After that, they locked horns with Pakistan in the final encounter.
England beat Pakistan by five wickets with an over to spare as Ben Stokes hit the winning run in the all-important T20 World Cup final. They won their second T20 World Cup title and equaled West Indies’ record of most titles won in T20 World Cup history.
Australia humiliate England in the three-match ODI series
The international cricket calendar is so tightly-packed that England had to play One-Day International series against Australia in Australia itself. They didn’t get enough time to rest after they won the T20 World Cup title.
Jos Buttler and Co were battered and bruised at the hands of the Australian cricket team in all three games of the ODI series. At first, Australia defeated England by six wickets in Adelaide to draw first blood in the series.
After that, Australia won the second game by 72 runs in Sydney to win the series by 2-0. During the third and final ODI between the two cricketing giants, Australia dominated the game once again.
The hosts went on to beat the visitors by a huge margin of 221 runs (DLS method). However, some fans expressed their frustration on the confused international schedule after England’s terrible series defeat.
Fans felt that the ODI series between England and Australia was nothing but an irrelevant series. Many felt that it would speed up the death of ODI cricket.
“England getting hammered in a near-empty MCG nine days after they won the T20 WC at the same venue is an object lesson in the futility of a crazy, relentless and damaging schedule. It’s irrelevant series like this that’ll speed up the death of ODI cricket,” one of the fans tweeted.
England getting hammered in a near-empty MCG nine days after they won the T20 WC at the same venue is an object lesson in the futility of a crazy, relentless and damaging schedule. It’s irrelevant series like this that’ll speed up the death of ODI cricketAdvertisement
— Chris Stocks (@StocksC_cricket) November 22, 2022