Paul Collingwood insists England 'are not going to change' batting style after South Africa collapse
Paul Collingwood insists England ‘won’t change’ aggressive approach after disappointing first day against South Africa and backs bowlers to ‘get through’
- Paul Collingwood insists England won’t change their aggressive hitting style
- England dropped to 116-6 after collapsing on day one against South Africa
- Surrey’s only Ollie Pope managed to top 20 runs on a rain-stricken first day
- MCC Ejects Fans After Unfurling Banner In Protest Against JP Morgan Collaboration
Paul Collingwood insisted England ‘wouldn’t change’ after dropping to 116 to six on a rainy first day of the first LV= Insurance Test against South Africa, with only Ollie Pope passing 20.
While their collapse had more to do with the excellence of the tourists’ bowling than the exuberance of hitting at home, the England assistant coach said the test team would continue their new policy of aggression.
“Everyone is clear about how we are going to tackle our battle,” he said. ‘That’s not going to change. We don’t always get it 100% right.
Paul Collingwood won’t change England’s batting style despite slump against South Africa
“On wickets with a lot of help, we don’t want the bowler thinking he can put it in the same area and get results. You are always tested. Here’s the exciting thing – we want to find ways to push the boundaries, be expressive and entertaining.
“We have been in this position before and we have bowlers who can take advantage of favorable conditions. The exciting thing is how we can get through with the ball.’
Rain affected day one in Middlesex on a day when England struggled with the bat
Ollie Pope was England’s best-performing fighter in a disappointing first day of testing in the MCC
Meanwhile, MCC had to defend its partnership with financial giants JP Morgan after two spectators unfolded a huge banner on the balcony of the Edrich Stand urging the company to “stop financing new oil and gas.” The banner was removed, and the spectators ejected.
MCC said it has “put sustainability first in running the club”, adding that the ground has been running on 100% renewable energy since 2016.
Two spectators were kicked out of the MCC after unfurling a banner in protest at JP Morgan
A spokesperson for JP Morgan, which sponsors the Heer media center, told Sportsmail: “In 2021 we facilitated more than $100 billion for green activities such as renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transportation, we doubled our green investment banking activities and were we are the largest insurer of green bonds.
“We are also taking pragmatic steps to meet our 2030 emission intensity reduction targets in oil and gas, electricity and automotive production, while helping the world meet its energy needs safely and affordably.”