There has been a lot of talk of conditions conducive to swing in England and Wales, where the World Cup is scheduled to begin on May 30. Interestingly, this narrative is not supported by the recent trend of high scores being the norm in limited overs cricket played in England.
Pitches seem to have flattened out all across the country as batsmen seem to dominate the proceedings, with bowlers barely getting any assistance. This can be evidenced by the 300-plus totals being an average score in the ongoing Royal London Cup.
It is pertinent to note here that England’s record ODI score of 481 against Australia also came at a venue situated within the country, which is expected to host World Cup matches.