Well, 2019 is supposed to be the year for English cricket. This is when opportunity knocks again and the old summer game captivates the nation. The England team begin the year as the favourites to win the World Cup and then Joe Root and his boys “entertain” the Australians.
That series will begin as pantomime with the villains from down under, Little Davy Warner (the little Aussie mischief maker) and Serious Stevie Smith (the joker no more), taking centre stage. Then the cricket takes over and everything could be decided at the Oval on the evening of 16 September. It should all be brilliant – in theory. Tom Harrison, the chief executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board, says: “It will be a once in a generation summer for cricket fans in this country.” Let’s hope he’s right.
Written by Vic Marks
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/dec/27/england-world-cup-ashes-cricket-uncertain-2020 under the title “Thrilling England must captivate nation before cricket’s uncertain 2020”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.