Champions Trophy: Aussie speedster Mitchell Starc will not take English side lightly
Australian pacer Mitchell Starc has insisted that the do-or-die format of the Champions Trophy could spell trouble for hosts England, who claimed that they truly deserve the favourites tag ahead of the marquee ODI event beginning June 1.
Recently, England all-rounder Moeen Ali had said that his side fully deserve the ‘favourites’ tag going into next month’s Champions Trophy at home, while one-day captain Eoin Morgan has called the current squad as the “most talented group” he has played with.
While England are sensing a golden opportunity to win their maiden global 50-overs title, Starc believes the proposition of a tournament like the Champions Trophy is completely different from the number of bilateral series that routinely occupy the international calendar.
“I think the fact they’ve been playing cricket in England before all the other countries is a plus for them, but at the same time it’s tournament play and the Champions Trophy is a tournament where you can’t have any hiccups along the way,” cricket.com.au quoted Starc as saying.
“Where in the World Cup you can probably get away with one or two bad performances and still get through to the next round, (with) the Champions Trophy you need to win all three of …read more