Bilateral ODI series defeats for England at home since 2015

England has only lost three ODI series at home since 2015. Two of them have come against Australia, while one has come against India.


 India upset England’s best-laid plans


 The results are clearly to see after England changed their approach following their knockout in the 2015 ODI World Cup with Eoin Morgan taking the reins.


 The team decided to play an ultra-aggressive brand of cricket. With help from docile surfaces and a ball that does not do a lot, the England team started posting massive totals at home in ODI cricket.


 The result was that it became extremely difficult to beat them, particularly at home. As a result, since 2015, they had lost only two one-day international series at home till they met India in 2022.


 Bilateral ODI series defeats for England at home since 2015


 2-3 vs Aus in 2015 

 1-2 vs Aus in 2020 

 1-2 vs Ind in 2022 


Buttler receives flak


 After India beat England by 2-1 in their last ODI series, captain Jos Buttler received a lot of flak. This is what the newly appointed captain had to say after the defeat.


 “I’m learning lots, I found the first week busy, but I feel more comfortable now,” Buttler added. “There have been lots of games in a short space of time, which has been a challenge, so it’ll be nice to have a day to reflect. I feel I’m an experienced cricketer but a young captain with an opportunity to grow and learn about the role. It will take a bit of time; I need to walk before I can run.”


 “We haven’t played much ODI cricket recently, and it’s about working out the rhythm,” he said. “We’ve played on great batting wickets [in the past], and the balls haven’t done much. Over a period of time, you need to be able to adapt. That’s our ambition. We just haven’t got in and had long partnerships,” Buttler said. “Every time we have, we have started to score. I’m not concerned, but throughout the whole summer so far, in the T20s and the ODIs, we just haven’t batted our best and we just have to play better for longer.”


 The bottom line is that with the white Kookaburra ball swinging a lot in the summer of 2022, England hasn’t been able to play the brand of cricket for which they are known.

Saksham Mishra

Justifying hours of watching sports by scribbling down a few logical lines that might just about hold your interest. Was not talented enough to make it as a professional cricketer, so the next best logical option was to enroll in a Mass Communication course, and write about sports instead. Because, what else is there to write about in this world, right?
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