22 Jun / 2023Ashes 2023(2nd Test) England to continue with their new approach

One believes for 2nd Test at Lord’s they will be surely playing Mark Wood. This is to not allow Australia to bat long(100+overs) and pick 10 wickets quickly.

100 plus over in first innings 

Since Ben Stokes took over England’s captaincy there is drastic drop in #of overs bowled by both England and their opponents in 1st inns of a match.  Only 7 times in 28 inns (25.00%). Before this between the period of Jan 2018 – May 2022 it was 39.81 %.

If you look at gfx below only one indicator is favouring Australia, ie balls per wicket!.

Rest all indices is favouring England, and with huge gap.



Hence England’s plan would be to shorten Australia’s inning by picking wickets cheaply.



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