England opener Zack Crawley is quite optimistic about his team’s chances of winning the second match of Ashes 2023 at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. He believes the course will suit them and they will be winners by 150 runs and level the series at 1-1.
The Ashes 2023 started on a high note as the first Test between England and Australia went over the wire and saw the Pat Cummins-led team win the game by a margin of just 2 wickets. The hosts dominated play for most of the Test, but such was Australia’s class that even after being down they still managed to win.
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On the other hand, Australia, with their old classic approach, was not at their best in the first game, but still managed to win the game. They would hope to extend the lead and record another famous victory at the London home of cricket.
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Zack Crawley made a bold comment, saying that they took the loss much better than other losses and that they were very confident of winning the second game. He feels that with the brand of cricket that England displayed in the first game, they gained a lot of respect. Speaking to Times radio, he elaborated:
“I think we will win. I think we could use a little more that tone. So I think we’ll win by, I don’t know, 150 runs. that’s why we take [this loss] better than other losses maybe, because it was great for the game. I think Sky had record viewing figures, Test Match Special had record viewing figures, so this week was a great week for cricket and that’s what it’s all about.
“It’s not about results. We always talk about it. It’s not about winning or losing: it’s about entertainment. Of course we are there to win and that helps our brand and what we are trying to do. If we win, we get more traction. But I don’t think we’ve lost anything this week other than a game of cricket, which is [the first in] a series of five games. But other than that, we’ve earned a lot of respect. We gained a lot of support and I think it’s great for the game.”
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Ashes 2023: “There was definitely a part of me that was like, ‘If it’s there, I’ll try to hit four, send a message,'” Zack Crawley on first ball four
Zack Crawley was decent with the bat in the first Test at Edgbaston. He made 61 and 7. But what caught the attention of many, he crashed a four in the first ball of the 2023 Ashes and sent a strong statement.
Zack Crawley spoke of the same thing and said that he had it in mind and that he was lucky that the ball hit the middle. He also spoke of the environment that will be in the house of the Lord. He explained:
“There was definitely a part of me that was thinking, ‘If it’s there, I’ll try to hit four, send a message. Luckily he was in a decent spot to hit four and yes I was lucky he hit the middle of my bat.
“The Edgbaston crowd was so loud, to be honest with you, you couldn’t really hear anything they were saying. At Lord’s, with a little more of a quiet hum, you might hear a little more.” He concluded.
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