After the opening match of England Vs Australia, which Australia won by 111 runs in Melbourne, Moeen has admitted that Australia has given England a wake up call. England gave a rather nervous performance. Partially because of the crowd as the match was held in Australia. The two catches missed in the first over and the timid batting speaks of the performance displayed by England on the opening match.
England and Australia have played 4 times so far in this tournament. Each time Australia has stood as the winner.
“Yes, we were given a wake-up call,” Moeen said. “Australia have set the standard and New Zealand is going to be just as hard we feel.That was probably the worst we’ve played in Australia throughout the trip so far. It was a bad result for us.We’re going to have to up our skill level and up our game against New Zealand. It shows just how tough international cricket is and in a major tournament we are going to have to be ready.
HE further added, “We have a tough draw. We have to play two of the best sides in the first two games. But if we can win on Friday it puts us in a great position. It will show everybody that we are a good, serious side.”