A group who changed the landscape at their peak are likely to be broken up after their final match of the World Cup in India
After 45 days in India, zigzagging across this vast country on multiple flights and coach journeys, England’s World Cup campaign ends at Eden Gardens on Saturday. Pakistan, needing a mathematical miracle to reach the semi-finals surely beyond even their logic-defying abilities, are the last opponents for a once great team that exits the stage.
It has been a great team. Recency bias can be pretty potent stuff, like the HMV poll of 600,000 Brits in 1999 that placed Robbie Williams seventh – one place higher than Mozart – among the most influential musicians of the previous millennium. But in time the enduring memories of this England one-day side will be the first album, not the title defence that has unspooled like a faulty cassette tape these past seven weeks.
Written by Ali Martin in Kolkata
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/nov/10/england-cricket-world-cup-pakistan-dawid-malan under the title “England’s faded ODI band look to play the hits against Pakistan in final show | Ali Martin”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.