“Stop being so nice and get some mongrel in you!”

Former captain Kevin Pietersen has urged England to face tall and take the sport to Australia on the second day of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s, after the hosts had a disappointing outing on the primary day.

This comes a day after Pietersen launched a scathing assault on the hosts at Tea, criticizing their show and method as ‘shambolic’.

He took to Twitter to request the group to cease being nice and take the remaining 5 wickets on the earliest.

Pietersen tweeted:

“Come on, @englandcricket! Stand tall right this moment and take it to the Australians. Stop being so nice and get some mongrel in you! Take these 5 wickets fast and bat properly! This is The Ashes and not an exhibition recreation!”

Come on, @englandcricket ! Stand tall right this moment and take it to the Australians. Stop being so nice and get some mongrel in you! Take these 5 wickets fast and bat properly! This is The Ashes and not an exhibition recreation! 👊🏽

It is price noting that throughout the Tea break on Day 1 of the Lord’s Test, Pietersen criticized England for taking issues too straightforward and nice and not displaying the urgency to go on the market and have a go on the Australian batters.

He stated:

“You know Australian gamers [openers] have been exterior to bat earlier than the English bowlers. The English bowlers this morning ought to have been on these stairs, saying, ‘We desperately wanna bowl out Australia.’ These two Australian batters are on the market ready for England.”

He added:

“They [Australian batters] are those who ought to have been in the room saying, ‘No, no! Hold on, we don’t wanna bat,’ and, it’s all too straightforward and nice.”

Pietersen additionally hoped that head coach Brendon McCullum would give the group “the largest hammering” for his or her bizarre show in the primary two periods.


England on the again foot after Day 1 of Lord’s Ashes Test

Electing to subject first below overcast situations, England have been looking out for early inroads. They by no means got here, nevertheless, with Usman Khawaja holding up an finish and David Warner waltzing his approach to a half-century.

Thereafter, Steven Smith took centerstage and batted at his very best, at the same time as he began off in attacking vogue.

He solid vital partnerships with Marnus Labuschagne first and then Travis Head and whereas a few fast wickets fell to Joe Root, Australia ended the opening day on 339/5.

With loads of work to do for the English bowlers, they should devise a technique to get previous Smith and clear up the decrease order earlier than they’re batted out of the competition. Australia at present lead the five-match Ashes sequence 1-0.


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