England ace player Geoffrey Boycott explains what is going wrong with English cricket at the moment?

Geoffery Boycott

Australia have outclassed Three Lions in the opening Test of five match Ashes series by nine wickets and England ace player Geoffrey Boycott explains what is not going right with English cricket at the moment and according to him right from not playing Broad and Anderson in the playing X1 together for quite some time has impacted English cricket deeply. These two ace speedster only plays Test cricket so the board should smartly manage their workload rather than resting one and playing the other and the second reason why English cricket is suffering is due to absence of good openers as the likes of Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed are good but certainly not at the level of Cook and Trott.


Boycott feels that lack of preparation of English team have played an instrumental role in three Lions defeat against Kangaroos in first Test.

“Hey, Joe! England has just been walloped by nine wickets so it isn’t a good time to be telling us that England is not far away from beating Australia. It would be much better if you and your team answered with deeds and not words. Face up to the fact that England made mistakes which didn’t help our team.

For a start, your batsmen and bowlers looked underdone and should have had three or four competitive matches before the series. The planning was all wrong,” Boycott said as quoted by Mirror.

“If both Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad don’t play (in the second Test) then what is the point of them being in the squad. The captain and coach keep telling us how good they are and how many wickets they have taken. I agree they have been magnificent for England with outstanding performances so if they are fit they have to play. If they keep getting injured then they are a luxury England can’t afford,” Boycott added.

Australia with their dominant performance in 1st Test are favourites to win current Ashes series and the major credit should be given to Pat Cummins outstanding captaincy equally complemented by David Warner, Josh Hazelwood and Marnus Labuschagne.