With the sharks circling around England cricket once again, Aussie surfer Mick Fanning has been called in to save the day.
England’s Australian coach Trevor Bayliss has turned to his countryman after Fanning’s no-nonsense dispatch of a shark during competition in South Africa.
“English cricket has a long history of jumping the shark,” said Bayliss.
“With Mick’s help, we’re going to teach the boys to punch the shark instead.”
Bayliss hopes Fanning’s involvement with the English squad will help the players deal not only with the fearsome Australian bowling attack but also the sharks in the British media.
“If you can survive five minutes in the Thames with a white pointer, you can handle anything cricket throws at you,” said Bayliss.
England hopes to field an unchanged side for the next Test match. The only player in doubt at this stage is Ian Bell, who is recovering from a sharkbite to the legs.
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