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Nasser Hussain reacts after England’s defeat against Afghanistan

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Nasser Hussain said that they have to win every match from here on if they want to keep the defence of their title in their own hands.

Nasser Hussain on England team

“For Jos Buttler’s team, there is no wiggle room now. They have to win every match from here on if they want to keep the defence of their title in their own hands. That means them playing their best XI and acting as if every game, starting with facing the in-form South Africa in Mumbai on Saturday, is a World Cup final,”. Nasser Hussain mentioned

“That means Ben Stokes has got to come back in if he is fit. I sincerely hope England were not holding him back here thinking ‘it’s only Afghanistan,”. Nasser Hussain wrote in his column for the Daily Mail.

“The problem with the Stokes recall is that the man he is earmarked to replace in Harry Brook is playing well. I would play them both. Now is not the time for any kind of emotion or loyalty,” he further added.

Chris Woakes is completely out of nick — that has been evident in all three matches so far. He has been very un-Woakes like. England have to leave him out now. Now is not the time for any kind of emotion or loyalty.
 
“This England side looks vulnerable, particularly in subcontinental conditions. One of my pre-tournament predictions was that Afghanistan would produce an upset at this World Cup. I just didn’t expect it to be England on the receiving end,” the former cricketer concluded.

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