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England CAN win the T20 World Cup and unite two global limited-overs belts, captain Morgan emphasizes

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England CAN win the T20 World Cup and unite the two global limited-overs belts, captain Eoin Morgan insists… as West Indian skipper Kieron Pollard reveals they’ve revisited the 2016 final as inspiration ahead of the first match

  • England claimed their first 50-over World Cup title more than two years ago
  • Eoin Morgan insists they now have their second World T20 . can claim
  • He insists his side can score 200 points and also win a low scoring ‘air fight’
  • Kieron Pollard said West Indies got ‘goosebumps’ on rewatching 2016 final











Eoin Morgan has insisted that England can unite the two global limited-overs titles ahead of their first game at the T20 World Cup against the West Indies.

“The side that adapts best during this tournament will continue to win, and within our squad we have the opportunity to do that,” he said.

“We’ve shown that we can get 200 or maybe more, and also play in the dogfight game — the 130 or 140 game.”

Eoin Morgan (second to R) has insisted England can unite the two global limited-overs titles

England kick off their T20 World Cup campaign against defending champions West Indies

England kick off their T20 World Cup campaign against defending champions West Indies

His West Indian counterpart Kieron Pollard revealed that his team had been watching a replay of the 2016 final in Kolkata, where Carlos Brathwaite Ben Stokes hit four sixes to win the match in the latter.

“It will definitely be in the back of their minds,” he said. “What Carlos did was unbelievable.

“We watched it last night and it gave us goosebumps. It shows that never-say-die attitude. As a team we look forward to trying to emulate winning the tournament, but those moments will stay with us.”

Both sides are likely to face scorching temperatures of up to 36 degrees in Dubai, with England fearing perspiration will make the ball difficult to grip for spinners and sailors alike.

Morgan's men won their first 50-over World Cup title in July 2019 on home soil

Morgan’s men won their first 50-over World Cup title in July 2019 on home soil

West Indian skipper Kieron Pollard has revealed his side has re-watched the 2016 final

West Indian skipper Kieron Pollard has revealed his side has re-watched the 2016 final

But bowling all-rounder David Willey revealed that Morgan’s men had prepared for the extreme heat of a Gulf World Cup by submerging cricket balls in water to mimic the effects of sweat and dew. lights.

“We need to think about how we’re going to keep our hands and arms dry, how we’re going to dry the ball and how we’re going to bowl with a wet ball,” said David Willey with left arm.

“It’s something we’ve been discussing, even if it’s just dipping balls into buckets and catching, fielding and bowling with these wet balls. We’ll probably get some towels and sweatbands along the way, to change them every time for the guys who are thick sweaters. You start to sweat and you just can’t stop. You just get satiated from head to toe.

“When the spinners try to get hold of the ball, it becomes a challenge when it is soaked. The most important thing for the seafarers, at the back when you sweat the most, is to have confidence when bowling yorkers.’

Carlos Brathwaite scored four sixes from Ben Stokes' final in the final at Eden Gardens

Carlos Brathwaite scored four sixes from Ben Stokes’ final in the final at Eden Gardens

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