New Zealand were spectacular, England were timid and even Tendulkar couldn’t stop tournament starting with a whimper
They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression and in that respect, both England and the Cricket World Cup’s organisers will hope theirs is not a lasting one.
This was a perky start to the tournament on the field at least, a resourceful New Zealand side brushing off injuries to three key men and serving up the dish best served cold. After the barest of margins at Lord’s in 2019 came a hammering in the sequel, the stand-in captain, Tom Latham, marshalling an attack padded out with part-timers before Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra ransacked a target of 283 in only 36.2 overs.
Written by Ali Martin
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2023/oct/05/england-and-the-world-cup-make-timid-start-in-cavernous-stadium under the title “Cricket World Cup’s empty stands and ticket turmoil fuel existential crisis | Ali Martin”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.