Liam Plunkett urges England to take positive approach in fourth Ashes TestCat:未分類
Liam Plunkett has urged England’s batsmen to perform favorably on Friday as they pursue Australia’s score of 497-8dec in the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford.
211 crushed as he continued his own streak of form, with England at stumps on day two of the competition, having to get a draw from this Exam to get some hope of regaining the Ashes.
Ben Stokes hit an unbeaten 135 to assist direct Joe Root’s side to a triumph in the next Test and Plunkett will be currently looking for a similarly gutsy performance from England this time .
“They need to just come out and play their match. You can not go into your shell, you need to play favorably like Stokesy (Ben Stokes) did last match,” Plunkett told Sky Sports News.
“He batted smartly and if shots were all still there, he took them.
“Hopefully a few of the guys have got something to prove and you also want them to kick on, kick on and get major countless like Steve Smith did.”
Smith may have made batting look simple this series but runs have been difficult to come by for all, with Plunkett – an ODI World Cup winner with England in July – highlighting the caliber of bowling display this summer.
Plunkett added:”I believe there has been lots of good bowling. Steve Smith and Ben Stokes have batted well but the sequence has been mastered in by bowlers.
“You can find a few really class functions – Jofra (Archer) and Stuart Broad, (Chris) Woakes – along with the Aussie bowlers are’hit-the-pitch’ bowlers.
“It’s been hard to get runs but let us hope our boys come in and get some big scores”
Surrey bowler Plunkett advocated that the players and staff to appraise the match scenario after Friday’s play and isn’t convinced England have to settle for a draw Manchester only yet.
“I think we have to just come out, play some good cricket and see where this takes us,” he said.
“Hopefully [England could ] have a good score and go into the dressing area and reassess.”
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