England’s global sporting ambitions have never been fully realised since Sir Alf Ramsey’s team won the 1966 FIFA World Cup. Whether it is Gary Linekar or Hary Kane, the ‘Cup’ that they desperately want never came home during the last five and half decades. Even the ‘Three Lionesses’ – England’s women football team under their mercurial manager Phil Neville — had insane following during their World Cup campaign that ended in a heartbreaking semi-final defeat. This was at a time when Eoin Morgan’s men were going through a roller coaster ride but were hardly followed. Parched for success, arrives a cricket team, which on other days can’t be followed because the sport in UK is no longer free to air. But on Sunday, as all roads would lead towards Saint John’s Woods, for a day, football will take a back seat. Never ever had an England limited overs team fired the imagination of cricket loving public in general with their aggressive brand of cricket like the current one, the turnaround that started after their exit at the group league stage of the 2015 World Cup. New Zealand, on the other hand, have banked on a committed bunch of individuals with… Read full this story
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