England must wish the World Cup was taking place next week rather than next year – at least their batsmen must. All of them are in sparkling form, flogging Australian bowlers to every corner of every ground they encounter.
No one is hitting the ball with greater certainty than Jason Roy, who purred to his sixth ODI hundred at Chester-le-Street while posting another century opening partnership with Jonny Bairstow. Already this union has produced more 100 partnerships in one-day international cricket than any other English pairing and they are barely beyond the honeymoon stage.
Written by Vic Marks
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jun/22/england-top-order-bairstow-roy-hales-world-cup-cricket under the title “England’s blistering top order driving each other on to greater feats | Vic Marks”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.