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WATCH: Team England Sumo Wrestle Before Afghanistan World Cup Match, It's Team Mo Vs Team Jason

Written By Koushik Narayanan | Mumbai | Published:


  • Moving away from cricket, Team England decided to have a sumo showdown as they took a break after their victorious outing against the Windies, ahead of their clash against Afghanistan on 18 June
  • Players can be seen divied into two teams - Team Mo and Team Jason
  • Amid injury concerns, England will hope captain Eoin Morgan will join the side in time for the Afghanistan clash as Jason Roy is forced to sit out for the next two games

The England cricket team are enjoying a break after their victorious outing against the West Indies at Rose Bowl stadium Southampton on June 14. A video released by the England Cricket Board (ECB) shows the players parking Cricket to one side, if only for a while, to focus on sumo wrestling, as they decided to have little fun before their next game against Afghanistan on 18 June. 

The players are seen dressed in the traditional attire of sumo wrestlers and are seen trying to play the traditional sport. In the video, we can see players belonging to teams, one Team Mo -  that is team Moeen Ali and the other was Team Jason - that is team Jason Roy. Two players grapple with each other as the rest watch on and Liam Plunkett emerges as the winner. 

Watch the video of the fun exercise above. 

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England, who have won three out of the four games they have played, are sitting in the fourth position with six points, in the World Cup standings. Injury concerns, however, loom over the English team as captain Eoin Morgan had a back spasm in their previous outing with West Indies as he was backing up at the non-striker's end to throw the ball. Top order batsman Jason Roy also pulled his left leg hamstring while chasing the ball on the outfield and left the game midway. He is expected to sit out for the next two matches and his availability to the squad will be assessed on an "ongoing basis'. Morgan, on the other hand, will mostly appear for the team's clash against Afghanistan on Tuesday, June 18.  

England will face Sri Lanka on Friday, June 21 at Headingley, Leeds as they look to keep their winning trot going full steam ahead. 

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