- World Cup Final
The date was the 3rd of April 2016. England had surpassed expectations and reached the final of the world T20. The West Indies were losing wickets. This could have been the year England proved themselves as the best cricketing nation on earth. Then came the final over. With 19 runs needed off the last over, it seemed out of reach for the West Indies. How wrong we were…
2. Ashes Series Whitewash 2013
It is never nice to lose to Australia. This is one of the fiercest rivalries in the whole of sport. When the Ashes comes around, it would be an understatement to say that it is a big deal. Having beaten Australia in England earlier on in the year, the English would have been feeling confident about heading around the world to play the Aussies on their own turf. This series however did not quite go to plan, and soon we found ourselves being beat 5 nil. A crushing defeat by anyone’s standards.
3. India Tour Whitewash
Off the back of the defeat to the West Indies in the World T20, it is fair to say that England Cricket was not at its best. Starting off with the 5 game Test series of which England didn’t win a game. Then the ODI series which wasn’t much better, England only managing to win the final game of the 3-game series. Then it came to the T20 series. A chance to redeem themselves. England won the first game. A good start. But that was all it was as they lost the next two games and left India disappointed.
4. Ashes Drought
The Ashes is these days quite a close affair, with both England and Australia winning the legendary series in recent years, but this wasn’t always the case. From 1986 to 2005, there was a huge drought for England where they didn’t win the series for a whole 19 years. Not only was this extremely upsetting for the fans and players but this still is one of England’s most embarrassing stints in their cricketing history. Hopefully this is never relived!
5. Freddies Retirement
When you think of England Cricket, there are few more famous players than Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff. He was the man every boy in England wanted to become. He had the dream job, an immense amount of talent, and a genuinely nice guy. When he retired, it was the end of an era. The ex-England captain had left the crease for the very last time. This just shows that no matter what happens on the pitch, sometimes, the saddest moments come when we can no longer see our heroes do what they love.
What do you think has been England’s worst moment?
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