See How The England Cricketers Are Out For Revenge
This month sees the England cricket team heading to the West Indies for a three match ODI series; the first match against the side since suffering a World T20 final defeat back in April 2016. A dramatic finale on that occasion saw West Indian batsmen hit an unlikely four consecutive sixers from one bowler to secure victory, an unfortunate end for the English team which is sure to have spurred them on this time around.
It’s not the only defeat that should have provided some motivation to the side; they are also suffered a more recent defeat in the series against India back in January, which they lost 2-1. All in all, with pride damaged the English team had more than enough reasons to come at this series all guns blazing.
On Sunday 5th March the Brits took an unassailable 2-0 lead at the end of the second match, ensuring that they will walk away from the series victorious. At this stage, the only remaining question is whether they will wipe the floor or whether the West Indians will claw back a point in the last match.
The tour has offered cricket fans the first opportunity to see new captain Joe Root in action since he was named as the successor to Alastair Cook. The Yorkshireman first made his debut in 2012 at the age of 21, and was the favourite to succeed Cook as test match skipper as soon as his predecessor stood down.
Root said of the promotion: “We have a very good group of players and I’m looking forward to leading them out in the summer, building on Alastair’s achievements and making the most of our talents in the years ahead.
“The senior guys in the changing room play a very influential role and whilst there’s a natural progression for me it’s a huge support to know that they are there to help and advise.”
The series in the West Indies is one that England were hotly tipped to win; with their opponents at less than full strength and the England team in their best form for years the series has been a hot pick for any devoted fan, despite the time-difference.
With England Cricket on a roll, now is the perfect time to engage someone from the world of cricket for your next event. There’s plenty to talk about, between Alistair Cook’s resignation and Joe Root’s instatement, and anyone with a background in cricket is sure to have an opinion on both.
Not only that, but the chequered recent history of the England team is sure to provide plenty of fodder for speakers that any dedicated follower of the sport will be interested to hear.
If it’s total authority on the subject that will float your audience’s boat, plump for Sir Ian Botham. One of the UK’s best known cricketers and also one of his generation’s most talented, Botham scored a total of more than 5,000 runs over the course of his career. Now an outspoken commentator and pundit, he can be found commentating on international cricket on Sky Sports and was awarded an OBE for services to the sport. Botham is one of the biggest names in cricket and a true legend to those who are even casual fans – he’s a prodigious celebrity talent who is sure to bring serious star quality to an event.
Another relevant booking might be Alastair Cook, the outgoing England captain and one of the highest scoring batsmen ever to play the game. He is credited with being instrumental in the historic Ashes win that England achieved in 2010/11 – the first for the team down under in more than twenty years. As an incredibly talented sportsperson with recent experience playing on the front line of the sport, he’ll be able to provide your audience with fascinating and up to the minute insights into it.
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