The Cricket Debate Podcast: England's 58 all out collapse
Last Updated: 22/03/18 7:47pm
The inquest begins over England's "abysmal" batting display on day one of the first Test against New Zealand as Nasser Hussain and Bob Willis join Charles Colvile on The Cricket Debate.
On the latest Sky Cricket Podcast - which you can download here - Hussain and Willis dissect England's collapse to 58 all out in 20.4 overs in the opening session of the day-night Test in Auckland.
Willis' verdict was unsurprisingly damning: "In India and Bangladesh, England have now proven beyond reasonable doubt they cannot play spin. In Australia, they've proven beyond reasonable doubt they cannot play pace. And now, in New Zealand, they proven beyond reasonable doubt they cannot play swing bowling either. A total embarrassment."
Hussain was equally critical, adding: "It was absolutely abysmal. It was rabbit in the headlights stuff, but it certainly wasn't rabbit in the floodlights - the floodlights hadn't even been turned on yet."
Also on the podcast:
- We hear what head coach Trevor Bayliss has to say on England's dismal day
- What is the reason behind England's recent poor record in Test matches away from home?
- Was England's preparation for the tour poor, playing only two two-day warm-up matches?
- Why can't England's batsmen play the swinging ball?
- Are there greater concerns over a lack of talent breaking through from the England Lions?
- The panel look at one positive from the day, Stuart Broad taking his 400th Test wicket