8 International cricket teams and their football equivalents

8 International cricket teams and their football equivalents

India has a huge cricket fanbase compared to football. However, there are certain sections of people who follow both the games in equal measure.

Pakistan and Arsenal
Pakistan and Arsenal. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Since its inception cricket has become of the most followed games in the sporting world. Especially in the Asian countries where the gentlemen’s game is more popular than football. India has a huge cricket fanbase compared to football. However, there are certain sections of people who follow both the games in equal measure. Such people can easily identify the similarities between the two games.

Firstly both the games are capable of entertaining the crowd with its share of twists and turns. Besides both football and cricket are capable of unifying different groups of people. Apart from these similarities, certain playing teams can also be compared with each other. They may be playing different games but their journey might have a striking resemblance.

Here is the list of 8 international teams and their football equivalents:

1. England – Liverpool

England and Liverpool
England and Liverpool. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

It is a well-known fact England is a country with a rich cricketing history. Fondly known as the “Three Lions” they have always entertained the cricketing fraternity with their brand of cricket. Especially in recent years, the Brits have become one of the most popular teams among the fans owing to their reemergence in white-ball cricket. Even in the longest format, England is known for producing nail-biting encounters and the 2019 Ashes series is the perfect example to prove the point.

Although Joe Root’s men failed to win the series they played a big role in reviving the aura of the classic format. Coincidentally it has a striking similarity with Liverpool’s 2018-19 Premier League campaign where they awed the audience with their style of play. Still, the Reds missed the mark by the smallest of margins and finished 2nd at the end of the season.

Similarly, England’s World Cup win can be easily compared to Liverpool’s Champions League triumph as both the teams redeemed their glory with a memorable campaign. Even the heroes behind their historic wins can be equated to each other. If it was Ben Stokes for England then it was Mohamed Salah for Liverpool as both the stars etched their names in the sporting annals with their iconic performances.