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Did Pakistan expose a crucial flaw in England's World Cup side?

England are hardly indestructible. (Photo by Gareth Copley-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)
5th June, 2019

A truly frightening run of superb ODI form had Cricket World Cup hosts England enter this year’s tournament as very warm favourites – but have they already squandered that favouritism away?

After a blistering start to the tournament that saw them breeze past South Africa, England’s World Cup run came to a grinding halt after a stunning upset loss to Pakistan.

The incredible bowling that scuttled the Proteas for 207 inside 40 overs was nowhere to be seen, with Pakistan blasting the home bowlers around the park to post an insurmountable total of 348.

Was that loss just an aberration, or have the Shaheens shown the rest of the world how to shut down the Poms?

We were joined on the Game of Codes podcast by Roar cricket expert Geoff Lemon to assess just where England are really at.

Listen to the discussion:

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