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ICC Shares Hilarious Picture as Rain Threat Looms Large Over Southampton Test

Last year during the World Cup, a lot of memes had surfaced on social media, but one particularly stood out, that of "angry" Pakistan fan. It had happened during Pakistan's match against Australia, that a fan sported a dejected look on his face after a player dropped a catch.

Cricketnext Staff |July 7, 2020, 9:38 PM IST
ICC Shares Hilarious Picture as Rain Threat Looms Large Over Southampton Test

Last year during the World Cup, a lot of memes had surfaced on social media, but one particularly stood out, that of "angry" Pakistan fan. It had happened during Pakistan's match against Australia, that a fan sported a dejected look on his face after a player dropped a catch.

One year later, the man is still a big hit. ICC, on Tuesday shared a meme on their Facebook page, of the same "angry" Pakistani fan, this time showing his dejection over the weather forecast in Southampton for Wednesday.

From July 8, international cricket is resuming after a gap of more than 100 days due to the spread of Covid-19. But rain could play a spoilsport at the venue as showers are predicted throughout the day.

ICC captioned the photo,"Please not this week England!"

As far as the series is concerned, bowlers will play a big part for both the sides. Visitors, especially will be heavily reliant on Kemar Roach, who is their most experienced bowler. According to Courtney Walsh, Roach can pick up 300 wickets as well.

"Workload management is something that they can look at it. I don't think he has played a lot of shorter versions of the game. But it's up to him as an individual as well to set the standards, set the goals he wants to achieve," Walsh told 'ESPNcricinfo'.

"He will get 300 quite easily once the workload management is good and he is playing consistent cricket. What you don't want to happen to him is that every time he comes back he starts all over again."

The 57-year-old Walsh is impressed by the work ethic and patience shown by Roach in his bowling over the years.

"... his patience shows he will stick around, and he knows what to do and how to go about achieving that. To me that is what has got him to be as consistent as he is now. His work ethic has gone up as well and he's doing all he can do to be one of the greats.

"He's a genuine great. His achievement shows that. What I like about him is his mannerism: he's always cool and collected and he's prepared to work."

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