England v Ireland: Hosts’ batting changed into an ’embarrassment’ – Michael Vaughan
England has been an “embarrassment” in being bowled out for 85 earlier than lunch on day one of the Tests in opposition to Ireland, says former captain Michael Vaughan.
After electing to bat, the hosts struggled to play the shifting ball at Lord’s, with Tim Murtagh taking five-13.
Ireland, playing their 0.33 Test, were disregarded for 207, with England last on zero-zero, trailing with the aid of 122 runs.
“When the ball does whatever you close your eyes and wish England get thru it,” Vaughan informed Test Match Special.
“There were some properly balls but there was also some timid play and negative strokes.
“Let’s be sincere, it’s an embarrassment – you’re at the home of cricket, in a Test towards Ireland and you are all out for eighty-five, there is no different phrase to describe it.”
England has now misplaced all 10 wickets in a single session four times due to the fact 2016, having formerly not done so in view that 1938.
“All out for 85 against Ireland might be the lowest of the low out of those,” delivered Vaughan.
This one-off in shape is England’s last Test earlier than they try and regain the Ashes from Australia, beginning on 1 August.
“England have a lot of talent, they have got the game to be successful, but you fear about the mentality of the team when it will become complex and the ball moves around,” said Vaughan.
“Unless they alternate their mentality whilst gambling the shifting ball, there are going to be many extra days like this over the approaching weeks.
“You would not want to have 1/3 day Test tickets for the Ashes.”
Former captain Alastair Cook stated England nevertheless have a threat of victory against Ireland notwithstanding their first-innings disintegrate.
“If Ireland gets some early wickets in England’s 2d innings the stress will be without a doubt on them because then they surely must win this Test,” he stated.
“England is still on this sport, that’s remarkable after getting bowled out for eighty-five batting first.
“They will need to bat very well now however anything over one hundred sixty-one hundred seventy might be fantastically difficult for this Ireland side to chase.”
England batting coach Graham Thorpe stated there were “no excuses” for being disregarded inside a session with the aid of Ireland.
“Congratulations to Ireland, they had an exceptional day, they put us underneath stress and did not let us off but we didn’t respond to it,” he stated.
“Some of the guys have been playing red-ball cricket however for the men who have not it is a challenging intellectual exam – there aren’t too many sports activities in which you win a World Cup and are gambling once more every week later.
“But those gamers have been all asked if they wanted to play and even though it’s a difficult day we’ve got were given an opportunity to react.
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