Todd Murphy anticipates a tough battle ahead of a possible Ashes debut. The Ben Stokes-led England team is off to a bad start in the Ashes 2023. England failed to make a comeback in the series at Lord’s after losing the first Test by the narrowest of margins in Edgbaston, and they also lost the second Test by 43 runs.
The Ben Stokes-led England team is off to a bad start in the Ashes 2023. England failed to make a comeback in the series at Lord’s after losing the first Test by the narrowest of margins in Edgbaston, and they also lost the second Test by 43 runs.
As Australia tightens their grip on the series, they will be without the services of veteran spinner Nathan Lyon. Who suffer a calf injury in the second game. Todd Murphy, a 22-year-old substitute, is scheduled to play in the third Test at Headingley.
Murphy has opened up about his worries ahead of his prospective Ashes debut ahead of the highly anticipated match. The 22-year-old said he expects a hostile atmosphere at Headingley, particularly after Jonny Bairstow’s controversial dismissal in the second Test.
“They made a lot of noise but were all very friendly; speaking with the boys, this is probably the most hostile ground in England. ” I’m looking forward to it if given the chance, having grown up watching Ashes cricket. It’ll be different, and I’m sure they won’t hold back, so embrace it and try to have fun…”There’s no doubt it’s going to come down hard,” Murphy was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
Think they’ll probably come even harder at me: Murphy
Furthermore, Murphy believes he is well prepared to face England’s ‘Bazball’ style and is aware that the English batters would be going after him more due to his inexperience.
“I think they’ll come after me even harder; obviously, I haven’t played a lot of Test cricket, so there’s a challenge there.” “They keep taking the game on, and I think it’s about navigating through that, coming up with a few different ideas that can help, and trying to keep creating chances,” Murphy explained.