Cricket World Cup 2019 England Team Analysis
England team has won 10 of its past 12 bilateral series so far that shows the form of England and so far England is the world’s best one-day international team and has the ICC ranking to prove it. There are no doubts that the host side will be the most dangerous side at the World Cup 2019 Wales and England.
Batting Order of England Team
Faced embarrassed at the 2015 World Cup, where England was knocked out in the group stage. England is now the most attacking team in the world with the strong batting line and so far no other side has passed 300 more times in ODI cricket since the World Cup than England.
Under the Eoin Morgan captaincy, England has managed it 34 times, 14 more than second best India and South Africa is the only other team to have posted a 400+ total. England has done that four times and that shows the batting strength of the England team.
Alongside having batsmen gifted with the ability to go hell for leather from ball one, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Jos Buttler and Morgan all average more than 40 with strike rates above 100 over the past 12 months are the most dangerous batsmen the bowlers may face in World Cup 2019. England also has a batting order deep enough to give those players license to attack. No.11 Mark Wood is the only out-and-out bowler regularly playing for England, with the rest of the attack more than capable with the batting.
Batting Collapse of England Team
Adopting an all-out attacking approach with the bat has made England the team to beat. A lack of flexibility may be what costs them, with enough collapses in recent times to make it a concern. A game after hammering 6-418 against the West Indies, they were bundled out for 113, failing to change their approach on a tougher pitch. They were on the brink of being bowled out at 9-132 against a struggling Sri Lanka in October.
Weighing a bowler’s merits as a batsman has also cost the team on occasion too, with Scotland pulling off one of the great upsets last year by piling on 371 runs in a six-run thriller. The question England has to answer is whether it can adapt its game to suit the conditions, particularly as the pitches and fields get drier, and reverse swing and spin become bigger factors. It’s an issue England think tank is aware of too.