13 May 2010Blog

England bullying their way to T20 glory but must stop the rollickings | Cricket

by Jonathan

Eoin Morgain Twenty20

The way England have played in the World Twenty20 is the closest they have ever come to resembling an Australian side in terms of character and this is a tournament they can undoubtedly win.

I have seen England win Ashes series but if you watch a successful Australian side, they are all over the opposition. They are busy, they bully, they don't let you go — and this England side have looked very similar to that.

It’s the first time I've really seen England play that way. They're absolutely ruthless, they are full of confidence, they know they can win and they look a superb side. Everyone has been quite surprised by the way in which they have played so far but the best thing for their prospects was beating New Zealand without Kevin Pietersen. It was very important for the confidence of the side to show they can achieve victory without him.

The players now know they can win without him and he knows that, too, which can be quite a wake-up call for the star player in any team.

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