Ian Bell: Despite defeat, England have psychological hold over scared Aussies
Despite defeat in the Ashes opener at Edgbaston, England are “inside the heads” of Australia’s Test team, according to former England batter Ian Bell.
Ben Stokes’ side came within two wickets of victory in the first Test of the 2023 Ashes, but were thwarted at the last by a counter-attack from Nathan Lyon and away captain Pat Cummins. The match was an instant classic, rated as one of the best played between the teams, and Bell backed England to respond to the reversal and claim a series win.
“I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to see Ben Stokes’ team to come from behind and win the series,” the Betway ambassador said.