Cricket’s coming home: World Cup offers England golden shot at rejuvenation | Vic Marks

by Theguardian

Cricket

Expect runs galore, twists and turns aplenty and maybe – just maybe – a tournament victory for England

Here comes the golden chance to rejuvenate the game in England, which now only comes around every two decades. All the best cricketers in the world have arrived and they are about to compete for the biggest prize in the international game. A festival of cricket awaits.

Even the odd English cricketer has whispered that it would be preferable to win the World Cup rather than the Ashes, a view that was once considered a heresy. This makes sense. England may have won the Ashes too infrequently for our liking but they have done it several times. They have never won the World Cup despite being in the final on three occasions.

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