Poetry in motion or train accident? Gilchrist presents England-NZ test series


Former Australian wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist will hope England can overturn their poor Test record of the past two years when the three-game series against New Zealand begins at Lord’s on Thursday.

The legendary cricketer added that the partnership between New England skipper Ben Stokes and manager Brendon McCullum could either “be poetry in motion” or “could be a train wreck”, depending on how the team manages its leadership.

English Test cricket is on a downward spiral, with the side under ex-skipper Joe Root winning just one of the previous 17 Tests, the biggest disappointments being the Ashes Down Under series and the three-man tour testing in the Caribbean.

Following the twin debacles, English cricket has seen dramatic changes, with head coach Chris Silverwood and skipper Root stepping down after the Ashes and Caribbean Series respectively and replaced by McCullum (head coach) and Stokes (captain). ‘test).

“It could be poetry in motion, or it could be a train wreck for England, given the approach of the two leaders,” Gilchrist said on SEN’s Whateley on Wednesday.

“The Test cricket landscape is a better landscape with England shooting and being competitive, and they just weren’t that. They had troubles on and off the pitch,” Gilchrist said.

Gilchrist believes the defeats could prompt the home side to fire full steam ahead against the World Test champions, who beat them in the two-Test series last year. Gilchrist also said he was happy to see England pace stalwart Stuart Broad was all pumped up for testing.

“It’s exciting to read Stuart Broad’s comments about the energy he feels,” Gilchrist said. “At his age, at his stage in his career, to be invigorated and invigorated, it will make for fascinating viewing. It will be thrilling to watch.”

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