Defending Champions England out of ICC Cricket World Cup?

By Arpita Singh
Published on | Oct 26, 2023

Another embarrassment at 2023 stage!

Buttler's side was handed 3rd humiliating loss as Lankans proved too tough for shaky ENG. Nissanka & Sadeera helped SL register easy 8-wkt win

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Teams keep bullying the holder!

Before Sri Lanka's win, the formidable-looking Englishmen lost to South Africa by 229 runs and Afghanistan by 69 runs

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Chances to qualify only on paper now?

With just 2 points, ENG are in 9th spot. They can reach a maximum of 10 points now. Their hopes rest on other results going their way as well

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Uphill task for England

4 matches are left and it will be a tough challenge for underconfident Jos Buttler's men as they next face India, Australia, Netherlands and Pakistan

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Was this the worst-ever?

This could qualify as one of the worst performances for Three Lions who will become 1st holders to be eliminated from group stage since AUS in 1992

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Previous disappointments

England were knocked out in the pool stage in the 1999, 2003 and 2015 edition and were ousted in the Super 8 round in 2007

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