It is getting hotter and intense with each passing day as the race for booking the semifinal spot in the current ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 hots up.
England who came into the tournament as No.1 Ranked ODI team in the World and the favorites to win the title have suffered a slump and there is huge chance for them to get knocked out.
Hitting out at critics England opener Jonny Bairstow says sections of the public and media have been “waiting for us to fail”.
“This is looking like turmoil for England,” Vaughan told BBC Radio this week. “I’ve been involved in a couple of atrocious World Cups. If they’re not careful, this could turn out to be top of the tree.”
In response, Bairstow said Vaughan’s remarks were indicative of the general response to England’s predicament, which comes after they had dominated the one-day game for the better part of the past four years.
“I was on the radio this morning; I was surprised with a clip of Vaughan’s comments at 8.30am. Bloody hell. That’s pretty rich,” Bairstow said.
“People now are paid to have an opinion, so they’ve got to have an opinion. Because we’ve done so well, any opportunity for someone to see we’ve lost two games, they were always going to jump on it.
“People were waiting for us to fail. They are not willing us on to win, in many ways they are waiting for you to get that loss, so they can jump on your throat.
“It’s a typical English thing to do, in every sport.”