Moeen Ali
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England allrounder Moeen Ali is confident his team can defend the T20 World Cup title next year despite the disastrous performance in the recently-concluded World Cup.

The Jos Buttler-led side arrived in India as the defending champions and one of the strongest contenders to win the World Cup. However, they failed to live up to the expectations and crashed out at the league stage. England began their title defence with a 9-wicket defeat against New Zealand before bouncing back with a 137-run win over Bangladesh.

It was followed by five defeats in a row. At one stage, they were looking set to finish at the bottom of the points table which would have ended their hopes of playing the Champions Trophy in 2025. However, they won their last two league games and finished at the seventh spot to book a spot for the Champions Trophy.

Moeen Ali backs England to defend T20 World Cup title:

While England failed to defend their ODI World Cup title, Moeen Ali is confident the team will do better in the T20 World Cup. The next T20 World Cup is scheduled to be played in the Caribbeans and the United States in June 2024.

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“We want to try and win again. I feel we are a better Twenty20 side. I’m sure we will come back stronger,” Moeen Ali told Gulf News on the sidelines of the Abu Dhabi T10 tournament.

“We didn’t play well throughout the World Cup. The batters were out of form and it happens in cricket. We’ve been so good over a long period of time now, but it is just one of those things that we just didn’t perform. It is a World Cup and a special one where all teams were good, but we weren’t just good,” he added.

While Moeen Ali is currently in the UAE for the T10, England are in the Caribbeans. They are currently playing the three-match ODI series. England lost the first ODI despite scoring 325 runs before winning the second game to draw level in the series. The third and final match of the ODI series will be played on Saturday, 9 December. The ODIs will be followed by a five-match T20I series.

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