pick up the gauntlet

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Verb1.pick up the gauntlet - be dared to do something and attempt it
attempt, essay, try, assay, seek - make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world"
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I hope you pick up the gauntlet and that the Palestinians pick up the gauntlet."
According to the Mirror, England must find a way to hit more boundaries - particularly against spin to have success in Bangladesh as it is their Achilles heel, adding that Alex Hales, Michael Lumb, Luke Wright and Moeen Ali at the top of the order must pick up the gauntlet or 'sink without a trace' as they did in Sri Lanka two years ago.
I challenge Doug Bragg, who is obviously a man of strong views, to do the same and would be quite happy to help his campaign if he decided to pick up the gauntlet.