James Anderson has said that England will have to play better in their second practice game as the opposition will be of much higher quality.
The England test team is currently on the tour of Australia for the Ashes series. They have already played a practice game against Western Australia. Their performance in that game was not too bad, but, it wasn’t too good either. Now, they have reached Hobart for their second practice match which will be against Australia A.
In Australia A side, there are quite a few players who are in contention for a place in the Ashes squad of Australia. So, this side is not that weak and if England has to get better of them, they will have to be at their best.
Talking to the reporters ahead of that game, Anderson said, “The opposition that we had faced in the first game was quite decent, but, the opposition in this game will be better. So, we will have to put up a better performance.”
“In the earlier parts of the first game, we were not at our best. There was clearly a bit of rustiness and that happens when you don’t play cricket for a while. We had been training before that game, but, to go out on the ground and play in the game situations is a completely different thing.”
“But, we looked in better rhythm towards the end of that game and that’s a positive for us. Hopefully, we keep improving and do well in this game.”
After this game, the England team has to play one more practice game before the 1st test. That game will be against New South Wales XI and will start from 13th of November at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.
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