Moeen Ali has revealed that the template that England follows in the white ball has become a benchmark after the team’s recent success in ICC events and other teams are trying to copy it. He also added that England are now a more flexible team and can adapt to different playing conditions.
With their latest victory in the T20 World Cup 2022, England have sealed their reputation in white-ball cricket. The team has been lauded for its limited-pass offense template that has been key to its recent success. After a disappointing 2015 ODI World Cup campaign, England brought in a change that helped them become the first team to play the T20 and ODI World Cup in the same circuit.
Reflecting on the style of play adopted by England, Moeen Ali Given England’s recent success, he said, other teams are trying to copy the template ICC events.
“When a team wins, say Australia. They used to win all the trophies. Everyone wanted to copy them. Now England have won 50-plus and T20 world titles and teams want to copy us,” Moeen told PTI in an interview. Abu Dhabi T10 League.
“Now we can adapt to different conditions, different teams, use different bowlers at the death and have flexibility in the batting order. This team will only get better.”
England played India and South Africa at home earlier this year but lost the game. They suffered a 2-1 series defeat against both teams in the T20I series and also lost the ODIs against India. Recalling the series defeats, Moeen revealed that it was a wake-up call for the team.
“We played South Africa and India in the summer. They beat us because they played the same brand of cricket we play. So we knew we had to improve and it’s a good template to follow. I won’t be surprised if other teams follow that template,” he explained.
England will now tour Pakistan for a three-match Test series from December 1 and will look to start their post-World Cup red-ball campaign with a win.
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