England is the country where the game of cricket originated and over the years there have been some incredible moments for the nation.
Over the years English cricket has had a lot of ups and downs, but the highs have certainly been very high.
Here are some unforgettable moments of English cricket from this decade.
Test Mace 2011-12
Under the captaincy of Andrew Strauss, England won the Test Mace for the 2011-12 period.
Having played 12 matches, they won 9 of them. They just lost one match and drew the other two.
The Brits outplayed India in all three departments and defeated them 4-0, in a series otherwise known as “Dravid vs. England”.
2018 ODI whitewash against Australia
England won the ODI series 5–0. This was the first time Australia had been whitewashed in a five-match series. When Australia trailed by two games and had to win the third ODI to keep the series alive, they were beaten by a massive 242-run margin. It was a thumping victory for the Englishmen to win the series.
2019 World Cup victory
2019, 44 years from the first-ever World Cup, England finally won it.
Nine group games and one semi-final later, they were up against New Zealand. After 100 overs of cricket, the teams were inseparable.
Additionally, the super over was a tie as well. However, England were declared winners on a boundary count basis. What a nerve-wracking moment!
It is hard to believe that the inventors of the game took more than four decades to win a World Cup but the moment was worth the wait.
Number one ICC ranked team in ODI and T20I
The English cricket team will walk into the new decade with heads held high as they are ruling limited-overs cricket at the moment.
England will end 2020 as table toppers in ODI and T20 cricket. With a rating of 123 in ODI and 275 in T20, they will be on the throne.
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