Ashes Test: The tourists are expected to win the series 5-0, according to David Lloyd. One of the first Ashes Tests in Brisbane, following their dismal showing on the day. England was supposed to be swept in the series, according to Lloyd. After Ben Stokes’ introduction, the score was changed to 4-0 in favor of the visitors. And now he’s back on track, reverting to his initial prediction. Also, Joe Root won the toss and chose to bowl first on a green track. At the Gabba in overcast weather. The gamble failed, as the tourists began to lose wickets in clumps right away. Root was out for a wicket, capping a poor batting performance in which England only managed 147 runs. Pat Cummins, the new Australian captain, shone with a five-wicket haul. It was the first time an Ashes captain had won the series in four decades.
Furthermore, writing in his column for the Daily Mail. David said that he predicted a 4-0 win for England assuming they would pick the right team. However, he slammed the management for not picking James Anderson and Stuart Broad.
Ashes Test: “Who was that chap in these pages being all optimistic the other day and saying England were going to win 4-0? Trouble is, I was basing my prediction on England picking the right team!” David Lloyd said.
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“I had Broad and Anderson playing in an all-seam attack, and there was no sign of them. I’m going to change my mind again, dear reader. Make it 5-0 to Australia. Now I’m off to 10 Downing Street for a Christmas tipple at a socially distanced party,” Lloyd said.
Ashes Test: Additionally, England shockingly left out both Anderson and Broad from their lineup. Instead, they went with a relatively inexperienced attack of Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, and Ollie Robinson. Moreover, the tourists are now under pressure to deliver. After putting up only 147 runs on the board. Also, David Lloyd dissected Rory Burns’ first-ball dismissal. It says the left-hander batted poorly. Lloyd said that Mitchell Starc’s speed and length were perfect. But Burns helped the bowler’s cause.
“I’ve never seen someone with a set-up like Burns at the top level,” he continued, “and this was the ideal demonstration of why none of the great and wonderful of Test cricket have ever batted this way,” David Lloyd said.