England superstar Ben Stokes has fired a timely warning to the other teams ahead of next year’s T20 World Cup in India. The last time the tournament was held in 2016, England had fallen just short of winning the title. They had lost to West Indies in the final when Ben Stokes failed to defend 19 runs in the final over.
And the allrounder is confident England have the firepower to go one step ahead next year. Ben Stokes has said England have the ability to beat most of the teams in the world. His comments have come after England whitewashed South Africa in the three-match T20I series.
Ben Stokes insisted that he is not being arrogant while rating England’s chances and stated ‘it’s scary to think how far this team would go. England are currently the 50-over World Champions and would be desperate to lay their hands on the T20 World Cup for the first time since 2010.
“We know if we play to our best we can beat most teams,” said Ben Stokes.
“That isn’t an arrogant thing to say. It’s where we’re at. It’s scary to think how far this team could go. We know how strong we are. There’s no selfishness. Everybody wants everyone else to do well, whether they’re in the team or not. Guys in the side want others to be knocking down the door. That’s a great place to be,” he added.
The allrounder further said that the confidence in the England camp is high, just like it was before last year’s World Cup at home.
“There’s a very familiar feeling about this squad with one year to go before the Twenty20 World Cup as there was with the 50-over team,” said Ben Stokes.
“We’re very confident in our ability and what we’ve always done is focus on ourselves. We look at the other team and their strengths and weaknesses, but we put pressure on ourselves,” he added.
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