England captain Eoin Morgan will be looking for his second ICC title at the 2021 T20 World Cup.© AFP
England whiteball skipper Eoin Morgan has emphasized the importance of continuing to play the way they have played for the past two years as the team gears up for the upcoming T20 Men’s World Cup. England will open their campaign in the 2021 edition of the tournament against the defending champions West Indies at Abu Dhabi Stadium on October 23. “I think our greatest strength is the consistency with which we have performed over the past two years,” ICC quoted Morgan as saying.
“I think in T20 cricket because the game can change quite quickly and there is a huge group of talented teams in our group, I think every game is important to us,” he added.
The England captain pointed out that it is important to find momentum early in the tournament to become the first team to have both the ODI World Cup trophy and the T20 World Cup title at the same time.
“I think we’re gaining some momentum, and I think the important side of that from our perspective is that we’re constantly trying to get better and learn as we go along, simply because the tournament is being held away from home,” he said. . Morgan.
Carlos Brathwaite, the star of the last men’s T20 World Cup, had broken four straight sixes in the final over of the final against England to help the West Indies claim the title in 2016.
“The evolution of T20 cricket and the role it played in our great game is hugely important to the game’s development and the game’s popularity,” said Morgan.
“It’s huge. It’s taken a long time. We haven’t had one since 2016,” he added.
South Africa and Australia join England and the West Indies in Group 1 of the Super 12s, along with two qualifiers to be determined from Round 1 for this year’s T20 Men’s World Cup.
England play against arch-rival Australia on October 30 at the Dubai International Stadium and South Africa on November 6 in Sharjah.
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