Published: Tue, June 25, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Bayliss blames lack of urgency with the bat for Sri Lanka defeat

Bayliss blames lack of urgency with the bat for Sri Lanka defeat

This was then followed by two more back-to-back defeats against Sri Lanka and New Zealand respectively. "We'll monitor his progress in the week", Eoin Morgan said.

England's Jos Buttler is one of the most destructive batsmen in world cricket, with the ability to change the course of matches in the blink of an eye.

Their problems were summed up against Sri Lanka when Moeen Ali marked his 100th ODI by hitting a six, only to try to repeat the shot next ball and hole out to leave England 170-6. "This game should give them the confidence". The 46-day WC19 will continue to see the roller coaster pattern of ups and downs and the fickle English weather will make things hard for teams to make a come-back once they are headed southwards.

Halfway through the tournament, former England off-spinner Graeme Swann has gone on to predict the victor of ICC World Cup 2019.

That places even greater importance on Tuesday's game - with New Zealand and India, now first and third in the table, to come in England's remaining matches.

Australian cricket's year from hell will ensure they don't become complacent with a World Cup finals spot all but assured, according to coach Justin Langer.

Peaking at the right time is imperative for any team if they are to pass the final hurdle and win the championship.

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While there is no chance of him playing against Australia on Tuesday, he was able to bat in the nets on Monday morning - the first time he has been able to do so since the incident - and will monitored on a daily basis with a view to him returning to the team for England's final two group games. "'I wouldn't put them in the same bracket as England or India". If they beat Afghanistan in Southampton, Bangladesh will move to seven points.

Pakistan, after beating South Africa by 49 runs at Lord's, have five points. To score 333 runs and get as close as possible to the Hi-malayan target, against a champion team, was commendable.

Swann also went to explain why he is not ready to keep Australia in the same bracket as England and India.

Roy had sustained a hamstring tear during the game against West Indies on June 14. While he has generally appeared at training - he has sometimes refereed the inter-squad football matches and did have half-a-dozen throw-downs the day before the game in Leeds - the England management have been keen to prevent him running or doing anything else to exacerbate the injury.

Aside from their century stand in their only victory, over Afghanistan, South Africa's opening average is just 27. Each could do damage to others, provided they really lift their games.

But the Tigers still should be absolutely favourite in this World Cup match, given their performance, cricket culture and history.

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