England Should Sort Out Top-Order Batting Struggles: Monty Panesar


LONDON: Former England spinner Monty Panesar feels the Joe Root-led side will tour Australia in December-January for an 11-week-long Ashes series, adding to their top-order batting line-up in recent times to make an impact. The struggle has to be overcome. Down. Also Read – Over 15,000 England fans on waiting list for Ashes in Australia

Barring a brilliant run from Root, England’s top-order hasn’t been clicking for quite a while as the team lost the two-Test series 0-1 against New Zealand, and 1-in the five-match home series against Virat Kohli. 2 – led India when the fifth and final Test was canceled due to the outbreak of Covid-19 in the Indian camp. Also Read – Ellyse Perry Becomes Australia’s Most Capped Female Cricketer

“Reports here in the UK suggest that England will provide full strength (for the Ashes),” Panesar told Sportsday on Saturday. “It’s going to be the top order (which is most important) who have struggled in the last 12-18 months. I think the Australians know that even with England in full force, they (England) are going well. Need to bat. Full focus will be on top three. Also Read – Ashes may have a long tour if England starts poorly: Michael Vaughan

After weeks of uncertainty, the Ashes is set to begin on 8 December after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) gave the team ‘conditional approval’ to tour Australia after several rounds of discussions with Cricket Australia (CA). Is. Strict quarantine puzzle.

Panesar said Root would need top-order support for England to progress in the series. “Joe Root, he has been phenomenal, his record has been unbelievable how many runs he has been scoring for the team. It is with Don Bradman, he is scoring 30 per cent of the runs (for the team). So, if we want to see the modern-day Bradman, it races before our eyes, this is Joe Root.”

Left-arm spinner Panesar, who has played 50 Tests for England and picked up 167 wickets, said England should be wary of Australian fast bowlers who could potentially blow up the tourists.

“This Australian team is strong, it’s a strong team. They have good fast bowlers..It’s the pace that can potentially blow (England) away,” Panesar said.

Australia captured the Ashes in 2019 after the previous series was drawn in England.


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