England XI when Ireland famously beat England in the 2011 World Cup: Where are they now?
Ireland yet again beat England in a World Cup. In the ongoing T20 World Cup, the Irishmen have surprised the England Cricket Team by handing them a five-run loss. Considering England was a strong favourite, it was a disappointing return for them. Back in the 2011 ODI World Cup, too, the Englishmen had suffered a loss at the hands of Ireland. Since then, a lot has changed with respect to the England Team. On that note, in this article, we take a look at the England XI when Ireland famously beat England in the 2011 World Cup.
England will need to defeat Australia on Friday to have a chance of reaching the semi-finals. Big-name players such as Jos Buttler, Liam Livingstone and Ben Stokes will be expected to come good in the encounter.
Openers: Sir Andrew Strauss and Kevin Pietersen
Andrew Strauss and Kevin Pietersen were the openers in the England XI when Ireland famously beat England in the 2011 World Cup. The duo shared a 91-run partnership and set the right platform for the team. While Strauss is currently in cricket administration, Pietersen is a well-known commentator and expert. Strauss has currently taken up the task of the structure of English Cricket to reform it for the future.
Middle-Order: Jonathon Trott, Ian Bell and Matt Prior
Jonathon Trott top-scored for England in that game. He is currently the Head Coach of Afghanistan. Ian Bell and Matt Prior have both retired from the game. However, both are a part of tournaments reserved for retired cricketers. While Bell was a part of the Global Power Cricket League T20, Prior took part in the Legends League Cricket.
All-Rounders: Paul Collingwood and Michael Yardy
Paul Collingwood and Michael Yardy were the all-rounders in the England XI when Ireland famously beat England in the 2011 World Cup. Paul Collingwood is into coaching at the moment. While he was the interim Head Coach of the nation for a while, he is the assistant coach now. Michael Yardy, on the other hand, is the Head Coach of the England U19 Team.
Bowlers: Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, Stuart Broad and James Anderson
Pacer Tim Bresnan recently retired from the game. He was a part of the recent Legends League Cricket. Graeme Swann is a popular commentator and does take part in T20 tournaments for retired cricketers. Stuart Broad and James Anderson are both still active part of the England Test Team. However, the England Team needs to undergo a transition and it may not be a surprise if they retire from the game soon.