LONDON: England have by no means gained a worldwide 50-over event however they won’t get a greater probability to finish their lengthy wait than on this yr´s Champions Trophy on residence soil.
Eoin Morgan´s workforce have been reworked since their dismal World Cup efficiency two years in the past, enjoying a vibrant and aggressive model of cricket that ought to make them formidable in their very own circumstances.
Eight successive one-day victories preceded the seven-wicket loss to prime-ranked South Africa on Monday in a lifeless recreation with the collection within the bag however coach Trevor Bayliss remained assured about his workforce´s possibilities.
“This end result ensures we go into the Champions Trophy with out massive heads,” Bayliss stated.
“We should always have accomplished higher than we did however a 2-1 collection win over South Africa, we´ll take that day by day.”
England´s solely international one-day title got here on the World Twenty20 in 2010 they usually misplaced the 2013 Champions Trophy last to India at Edgbaston in a recreation lowered to twenty overs per aspect.
With a strong batting lineup, together with pugnacious openers Jason Roy and Alex Hales, Test captain Joe Root, Morgan, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler, England often rating their runs quickly.
Captain Morgan´s staff racked up totals of 339 and 330 to win the primary two matches of the collection towards South Africa earlier than slumping to twenty for six in robust circumstances on the best way to defeat at Lord´s.
“We have now put in lots this collection however this was a hiccup,” Morgan stated.
“It´s a lesson with the bat and ball – our bowlers to be disciplined and to our batsman that, typically, you need to sit in,” Morgan stated.
“They made us play a hell of quite a bit and managed to get the ball shifting round. Definitely, it´s not right down to a scarcity of making an attempt.”
England face Bangladesh within the opening Champions Trophy group recreation on Thursday earlier than assembly New Zealand and Australia.
India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa are within the different part, with the highest two sides from every group progressing to the semi-finals.
Holders India and Australia, twice Champions Trophy winners, are among the many favourites, together with South Africa who gained the inaugural event in 1998.
“The 4 actually robust squads are England, defending champions India and perennial rivals Australia and South Africa,” former Australia captain Ian Chappell advised Cricinfo.
“Ever since hitting all-time low with an early exit from the 2015 World Cup, England’s 50-over cricket has been on an upward development. They seem like peaking completely for this event.”
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