What made England more deserving than India?

England has emerged as ODI cricket champions for 50-Overs and 20-Overs. They have become an undisputed Super-Power in One Day International Cricket right now. India on the other hand as usually, got eliminated in knock-out phase of a multi-nation ICC event.

England team with the World Cup 2022
England team with the World Cup 2022

England has emerged as ODI cricket champions for 50-Overs and 20-Overs. They have become an undisputed Super-Power in One Day International Cricket right now. India on the other hand as usually, got eliminated in knock-out phase of a multi-nation ICC event. England is now on the moon with their celebrations as they have won 2019 World Cup and 2022 T20 World Cup, becoming the only team to be World Champions in two different formats at the same time.

England 2015 World Cup team
England 2015 World Cup team

England Cricket has gone through the lows of hitting rock bottom when they failed to reach Quarter Finals in 2015. England always have put their impetus on Test Cricket and that made them look weak in 1996,1999, 2003 World Cups after reaching finals back to back in 1987 and 1992. In 2007 also they made no impact with some of their 2005 Ashes winning legends as part of the team. In 2011, they entered Quarter Finals but lost by 10 wickets to Sri Lanka. And in 2015, England lost to Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka without big fight and then they lost to Bangladesh. This became unacceptable to every senior cricketer in English cricket and ECB has decided to go for a change.

England scoring 481_6 against Australia
England scoring 481_6 against Australia

Eoin Morgan became England Captain and he got free-hand to choose. Morgan began a revolution to find cricketers around the country and even world that suit his type of attacking game plan. Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Alex Hales became much important part of the squad with Ben Stokes raising through the ranks. Jonny Bairstow and many others got the license to attack and England scored 498/4 against Netherlands, 481/6 against Australia and 444/3 against Pakistan. From a team that failed to even score 300 consistently, they became a batting powerhouse that many feared around the World.

Eoin Morgan with 2019 World Cup
Eoin Morgan with 2019 World Cup

The revolution had risks but it paid off for English Cricket as Joe Root also made Test Cricket in England equally powerful. Now, England has power-hitters who can chase down big scores in 4th innings of a Test and win against any attack on different conditions. Finding replacement for James Anderson and Stuart Broad might be difficult for them but England with attacking approach as redefined their cricket.

It is time for Indian Cricket to look at IPL or tournaments in domestic cricket has breeding grounds for fearless cricketers than nervous starters. And variety in pace bowlers needs to be developed by allowing most of them to play outside India leagues, domestic tournaments, which will help Indian cricket in longer time than just conducting series after series.

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