Published On: Sat, Jul 30th, 2016

Hog says have potential to dominate cricket world



England have a lot of power exhaustively that captain Alastair Cook’s side have the possibility to prevail cricket world for years coming up, previous Ashes-winning fast bowler Matthew Hoggard is the view.

Hoggard, who is England’s ninth-highest test wicket-taker with 248 victims in 67 matches, considers his nation are previously afraid by the further elite sides later than beating Australia, South Africa, India, New Zealand and Sri Lanka more than the previous three years.

Cook’s team is the fourth number in the test positions at the back of top-rated Australia, India, and Pakistan but the ex-Yorkshire seamer anticipates them to mount to the peak soon. Hoggard said in an interview that “England have flirted with periods of dominance before and have never quite achieved it,” whereas performing in this week’s Farmfoods British Par-3 Golf Championship at Nailcote Hall close to Coventry.

He stated that “But at this moment in time they’ve got the right balance to be the best in the world for a number of years. We are feared … and with the group of players we’ve got there’s no reason why we can’t be the best.”

Hoggard continued that the endorsement cricketers longing to take an opportunity in Cook’s side were equivalent to, if not improved than the players yet in the team. He stated that “The reason England are so strong is the competition for places,” he continued “There are loads of wicketkeepers in line to play and loads of middle-order batsmen. Sam Billings is getting lots of runs and look at Ben Duckett who scored 220 not out for the Lions in a 50-over game against Sri Lanka this week. He put on an unbeaten 367 for the second wicket with Daniel Bell-Drummond (171). ”

In the bowling section, we lost Ben Stokes and James Anderson in the initial test beat in opposition to Pakistan at Lord’s this month but gaze how better Chris Woakes is performing for the  team currently,” told the 39-year-old Hoggard. He asserted “There are a group of players behind the current crop who have got the shirts at the moment who could do at least as good a job and maybe an even better job. We’ve got so much strength in depth.”

Cook’s men bounced back in approach from their 75-run beat at Lord’s by managing Pakistan a 330-run defeat in the second test of the four-match series in Manchester and Hoggard told the company would at the present be “licking their wounds”.

Yorkshireman stated that “Sport is funny,” He has characterized in the England team that concluded an 18-year stay to succeed the Ashes when they defeat Australia in an unforgettable series in 2005.

He said “Watch Yasir Shah at Lord’s, he appeared a world-beater, the best spinner on the globe, Shane Warne-esque, and then he took one for 213 in the first innings at Old Trafford. That’s the great thing about sport; you never really know what’s going to happen next. They are two fantastic games coming up. Edgbaston is another wicket that will produce a result,” “It might turn a little bit but whoever plays the best cricket for four to five days will come out victorious.”

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.