Hard Cricket And Sledging On The Menu For England In Second Ashes Test
Any sport becomes a spectacle when the two parties involved are evenly matched. Whether England want to admit it or not, the difference between them and Australia is almost negligible. Yes the rankings show different, but its out on the field of play that the real truth is uncovered.
The real truth in its simplest form is that England have been rattled. The intent with which the first test was played has sent a hard message to the England touring side. Unfortunately, there will be no let up by the Australian’s in the second ashes test. Mitchell Johnson, the bowler who reaped havoc on England during the first test, has said that he doesn’t believe that there will be any kind truce in the verbal competitiveness.
’We were outplayed’ says Matt Prior
England were clearly disturbed by the aggressive tactics of the Australian side, and any discussion of turning down the banter will be fruitless. Australia have found a chink in the English armour, and they will definitely try and exploit it further.
Australia will be coming out in the second ashes test, ready to play more hard cricket. A form of which they are famous for, despite players from both sides getting along off the cricket field. But the concern for Jonathan Trott’s well being has been apparent. With many of the Aussie players expressing their good wishes, and hoping the batsman recovers from his stress-related illness.
‘We were outplayed in Brisbane and as a batting unit have to accept that fact. We always say we are honest people in the dressing room and now we have to prove that by saying we did not perform well’ said England wicket-keeper Matt Prior.