England T20 World Cup campaign starts on 16 March Wednesday when they take on West Indies in a Group 1 encounter at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The team lead by Eoin Morgan come into this tournament as a surprise package with many impressed by their new aggressive approach towards the shorter formats of the game. England won both their warm up games, which would have given them the confidence to tackle spin friendly surfaces. However, they will have to make sure that they don’t get carried away by their approach.
The West Indies captain Darren Sammy said that gaining experience over the years has put him in a position where he can get the job done for his team, or at least take it to the last over.
Darren Sammy said:
“I am 32 and have gained a lot of experience playing T20 all over. Especially batting at 6 or 7, most of the times you will get a maximum of eight overs unless the team really collapses. So, I have developed a formula for my game. I just take the game all the way down to the last over and give ourselves the best chance.”
“We are a team, we always have setbacks. We thrive on things like that to use as a motivation to go out and play our sport really well. The way we play, especially when we are playing well, no other team can match it. We as a team have supported Russell and are confident he will be taking full part in the tournament and have an impact like he has done in the last four tournaments he has played around the world. The last three tournaments he has played, he has won and has been the MVP of the tournament.”