England captain Eoin Morgan and his teammates, in May last year, revealed a new side that not even themselves probably have envisaged.
Ahead of the clash against Pakistan in the 3rd ODI of their five-match series, the hosts underwent a major transformation, by turning into females.
Morgan, Joe Root and Ben Stokes were among those who took part in the gender swap filter of Snapchat.
With the app, the English cricketers had their picture taken, which turned their male looks into that of females.
England Cricket also uploaded a picture collage of six of the batsmen on their Instagram account, accompanied with the caption: ‘Guess Who?’.
After looking at the picture, one fan joked, “I’m falling in love,” while another added, “I have a crush. Never thought the English cricket team would actually look good if they were girls.”
England cricketers return to practice
Meanwhile, with COVID-19 lockdown restrictions easing in several places around the world, England cricketers are making the gradual return back to training, under particular guidelines to keep them and those around them safe.
Last week, the ICC released guidelines for the resumption of cricket, and players in England are among the first of those shaking off the rust and heading back to the nets to work on their skills and fitness.
Stuart Broad, the England Test specialist, who was given a slot to train at Trent Bridge late last week, was delighted to find his action still pretty “solid”.
“I was only bowling at an empty net, and yet, when I left Trent Bridge on both Thursday and Friday there was a real ‘wow’ feeling,” he wrote in a column for the Daily Mail.
Elsewhere in the world, Sri Lanka hopes to resume training early next month. Netherlands players have been back at the nets for a few days, while in Australia, some state cricketers have begun their pre-season work. Indian cricketers, including Smriti Mandhana and Shardul Thakur, dusted off their cricket kits, but they, like most players in their country, haven’t officially resumed training yet.