Football teams Support for the England cricket team
Of all sports, it would take a pandemic for a large mainstream audience to finally invest in it, cricket is lower than you might think.
Of course, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but the way the 2019 World Cup had just about all England nationals on the edge of their seats as Ben Stokes took home the trophy in a super over testifies to its quality.
And with the England squad having just beaten Sri Lanka in a two-test run, they can relax with some midweek Premier League action, with football seemingly never ending in a very crowded season.
Here are who support the highest echelons of English cricketers.
After their incredible World Cup triumph, Ben Stokes admitted that he was never a big football fan growing up, but had a Tottenham shirt in his youth.
If one thing is certain, it’s that Spurs never being able to pull off anything reminiscent of Stokes’ innings in this super over.
Captain on the test side and back in shape after 426 races in two tests against Sri Lanka, Joe Root could only wish that his football club posted numbers like him.
Born in Steel City, Root is a Sheffield United fan. And while it was great last season, things aren’t so rosy with Season Two Syndrome hitting the Blades hard.
Wicket keeper and batsman Jonny Bairstow didn’t say much about who he actually supports, but played football with Danny Rose and Fabian Delph in the Leeds academy until he was 15.
With the way Marcelo Bielsa sets up Whites these days, there’s no reason he can’t use Bairstow in some capacity. It makes sense all over the place, so we’re going to officially tie the knot between the two.
England’s fast bowler Jofra Archer has made it clear on several occasions that he is a huge Manchester United fan.
Archer cites Wayne Rooney’s use on FIFA in 2007 as the reason why he ended up falling in love with United, which is not orthodox but of course understandable.
Seeing him play David de Gea would be very interesting.
England captain for a day, Morgan has supported the Red Devils since childhood.
Being born in Dublin, the drummer credited Roy Keane as a first inspiration in the world of sports. While the aggressive tackle didn’t translate into cricket, Keane’s field leadership parallels Morgan’s.
He also hails George Best as the club’s greatest player.
Burnley was born and raised, it’s no surprise to hear Lancastrian James Anderson backing the Clarets.
Except it’s not that simple. Lancashire Lara has mentioned in previous interviews that he is an Arsenal fan, but that he would back Burnley whenever the two sides clash.
Watching Arsenal the last few seasons is certainly not a good break from collecting test wickets for fun.
Jos Buttler previously named Alan Shearer as one of his favorite soccer players growing up in a TalkSPORT interview in 2015, so we’re officially making him fly the Magpies flag.
Don’t really let him watch them under Steve Bruce, otherwise he’ll stop supporting them faster than Archer can play – and that’s quickly.
He missed the Sri Lanka tour after testing positive for COVID-19, but Moeen Ali cemented his legacy long before.
Ali is a huge Liverpool fan and celebrated his 100th ODI cap with a message from Steven Gerrard, and has previously spoken of the Reds rising to the top of the football ladder.
He’s a versatile player for England – it might be worth it for Jurgen Klopp to give him a call and see if he can replace the center-back.
Broad celebrated achieving 500 cricket tryouts in 2020 against the West Indies, but his football club of choice couldn’t quite take a league position good enough to top it off.
A Nottingham Forest fan, Broad has seen its ups and downs, but a seventh place finish in the 2019/20 season, woefully close to the play-offs, is a step in the right direction.
Woakes was part of England’s famous 2019 World Cup winning team, but might have won silverware with Aston Villa in a parallel universe.
The all-rounder played academy-level football as a winger and was on the books at Walsall until 14, but remains a die-hard Villa fan.
Who knows, maybe the tables are reversed somewhere on another planet.
Injuries limit the impact Olly Stone may have had in the England squad and have kept him from providing competition for Archer, but he’s still on the list nonetheless.
Stone is an avid Norwich fan and even enjoys the trip to the outdoors when he finds time to get to the games – oh, and when there isn’t a global pandemic that has cut off the idea of a crowd. .
Another United fan among the England squad, Dom Sibley struggled with his performances throughout the Sri Lanka series, but gathered half a century to wrap up.
Sibley’s presence in the squad is increasing after his debut in November 2019 and he can use a solid finish against Sri Lanka as a trusted builder.
When he’s not throwing a cricket ball or crushing them with a bat, Sam Curran spends his time staring at Chelsea.
The 22-year-old is a huge Blues fan and played his part in the series’ 2-0 win over Sri Lanka.
World Cup winner Mark Wood closes the list with the lowest-ranking team of all his colleagues, supporting the Ligue 1 side AFC Wimbledon.
The 31-year-old bowler is from Newcastle but ended up supporting Wimbledon as a child due to his taste for the color blue.
It’s probably better than watching Bruce’s Newcastle, in all fairness.