England Cricket team is going through one of its best phases in a long time. Excelling in nearly all formats of the game, the team is on a high after their recent World Cup win and they look well-prepared to handle the Aussies ahead of the prestigious Ashes series. In an effort that’s likely to complement the resurgence of the team, Noah Media Group has come up with a digital documentary ‘The Edge’ that traces the growth of the England team in the recent past and its ability to rise above setbacks better than any other England side to date.
The Edge, directed by Barney Douglas, provides an interesting insight into the team, their fall, rise to the top and what it took for the team to trump all odds with their growth. The documentary also explores the intensity of cricket as a game and it how it takes a toll of a player’s mental helth and the price one has to pay to attain success.
The time frame in the documentary ranges between 2009 and 2013 where the England Test cricket team rose from the steep fall they had and went onto become the first English side to reach number one since ICC records began. Captained by Andrew Strauss and mentored by Andy Flower, the team was applaued for its ability to handle pressure on and off the field. Some of the cricketers who share their anecdotes in the documentary are Andrew Strauss, Kevin Pietersen, Sir Alastair Cook, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott and Andy Flower. As of now, the documentary is available for users of Amazon Prime, iTunes, Sky Store and Google Play (not in India yet).