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ICC Men’s World Cricket 

English Lions Would Challenge The Best of The Best

Saleque Sufi |
Update: 2021-09-10 13:47:34
English Lions Would Challenge The Best of The Best

Mother Country threatened to win major trophies from global tournament ever since the ICC global tournaments were introduced. The finished as brides mate few times in ICC World Cup. England finally won the Championship for the first time at Lords in 2019 and that two through a photo finish against New Zealand .The match had to be decided in tiebreaker. Their dreams of ICC world cup were broken twice by Bangladesh – in 2011 at Chittagong and in 2015 at Adelaide. During CORONA Pandemic England became the first team to break the stalemate created in the Cricket world. Organising bubble tight bio security protocol they resumed International Cricket hosting West Indies, Pakistan and Australia.  They now have a galaxy of quality players for all formats, great depth and diversity, horses for the courses. England was all set to play in the final of the first ever world test championship till they were piped for the post by India in the intriguing bilateral test series against India in India. Like the first Prudential World Cup final in 1975 Barmy Army had to watch two other teams fighting out for the top honour in a game that England popularised across the British Empire. 

Team England took part in the first T20I in 2005 against Australia. The tournament kick-started at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton. The first-ever appearance in the ICC T20 World Cup was made in the team in 2007. They made a total of 6 appearances to date.
Team England made it to the championship in 2010. It was the best ever result for the team in 2010. They have been the winners for the season since then.England is now the top ranked team in ODI and the second best in T20. 

England T20 World Cup squad: Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Tymal Mills, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

Travelling reserves: Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, James Vince

The Schedule Of Matches Of England. 

Date     Match     Detail 
23 October    2021    14th Match Super 12     England VS West Indies at Dubai 
27 October    2021    20th Match Super 12    England VS B2 Qualifier
30 October     2021    26th Match Super 12    England VS Australia
01 November 2021    29th Match Super 12     England VS Group A1 Qualifier 
06 November 2021    39th Match Super 12     England VS South Africa 

England will continue to be star all rounder Ben Stokes and fast Bowler Jofra Archer for different reasons. Stokes is currently taking an indefinite hiatus from the game to prioritise his mental health and recover fully from a finger injury and has not played competitively since July. Archer is going through rehabilitation process nursing his injury. Sussex quick Mills, meanwhile, has been included despite earning the last of his England caps in February 2017. The 29-year-old effectively takes up a vacancy created by Jofra Archer's injury enforced omission, while there is good news for another southpaw seamer, David Willey. Curran has been a mainstay of England's white-ball squad for several years but has struggled to put together consistent performances recently. He has been named as one of three standby players who will shadow the main squad, alongside Hampshire duo Liam Dawson and James Vince. Vince will provide batting cover, while Dawson has edged out Lancashire leg-spinner Matt Parkinson as the back-up spin option. Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid are the only two specialist slow bowlers in the squad, despite the UAE pitches being known as spin-friendly.
England's third spinner at the tournament will be Liam Livingstone, who can bowl both off-spin and leg-breaks but whose primary role is that of destructive middle-order batsman.
The other members of the team pick themselves for their outstanding performances in recent times in T20 franchise in different countries including IPL.  World Cricket knows about dynamic batting of Jonathan Bairstow, David Malan, Josh Buttler, Eoin Morgan .Each of them has the capability of turning a match upside down on their day producing rock and roll innings. Mark Wood and Chris Woakes would share the new ball and the team has quality seamers to team up with them . Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali are also crafty spinners. English Lions has the quality and all round ability for challenging the best in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. 

BDST: 1144 HRS, SEP 10, 2021

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