Daily Mail UK – More World Cup agony awaits England, this time in 50-over cricket next year, if India are going to play with all the assurance, skill and confidence they displayed on Thursday in this emphatic first one-day international victory at Trent Bridge.

Summary

  • More World Cup agony awaits England, this time in 50-over cricket next year, if India are going to play with all the assurance, skill and confidence they displayed on Thursday in this emphatic first one-day international victory at Trent Bridge.
  • This was a throwback, with England prodding around and seemingly failing to pick the variations of the 23-year-old Kuldeep, who now seems sure to be fast-tracked into India’s squad for the five-Test series that begins next month.
  • By the time Kuldeep had bowled 11 balls he had ripped the heart out of the batting, claiming Roy, Joe Root and Bairstow and leaving England with no chance of getting anywhere near the 481 they managed here against Australia.
  • The one batsman who played Kuldeep anything like expertly in England’s Twenty20 victory in Cardiff was Alex Hales, who would have been left out here on Thursday even had he not hurt his side batting in the nets.
  • Yet if the rest of England’s batting are going to play Kuldeep as badly as this – and worryingly he has got Root out twice in three balls so far on this tour – then they might have to re-think their decision to leave Hales on the outside.


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