England is almost out of the race of the semi-final contention race in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023. The defending champions have shown a poor display of cricket in the mega event. There have been poor all-round shows from the team as Jos Butller's side has not played like reigning champions in the mega event.
Former English opener and assistant coach Marcus Trescothick ahead of the mega clash against India at the Ekana Stadium, Lucknow have hinted that the batters need to keep their patience and asses the conditions a little better. England's Bazball approach has been the problem in the subcontinent pitches of India. Trescothick was asked about England's batting style and their sudden collapses during the matches.
England started the match against Sri Lanka decently but their wickets kept on falling after both the openers were back in the pavilion. They crumbled in a good batting wicket at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, and posted a total of 156. Sri Lanka chased down the target with ease with eight wickets in hand.
We're always looking to put pressure back on oppositions: Marcus Trescothick
The former opener said, "We have an attitude to how we've gone about batting in the last however many years since our white-ball cricket has changed and evolved. And it's always trying to be positive. We're always looking to put pressure back on oppositions, bowlers, as much as we can while reading the situation and be smart in those situations. And we've done it occasionally. We've done it now and again."
"We just haven't done it consistently with enough people really reading the situation, taking the right options, and then putting it all together to get that score. Confidence, rhythm, whatever you want to call it. The form of the team hasn't been as good as what we normally have. Normally there's always one, maybe two people in that team who are going to get a hundred-plus or a big score that's going to make a big difference."