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England’s newest ODI opener has been calm and assured in his first outings for England, taking wickets, catches, and scoring runs. Moeen tells ecb.co.uk how he has been made to feel welcome and allowed to express himself in the international environment.
James Anderson chatted about the recent Ashes defeat and the forthcoming season with Lancashire where he hopes to show he’s worth his place in the England side. England play Sri Lanka and India during another busy summer.
Broad heaps praise on Joe Root, but says the hunger, desire and character of the entire squad gave England their success. Now he hopes they’ll use it as a springboard and build on it for the upcoming Twenty20′s in Barbados, and the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.
Ravi Bopara guided England to victory in the second ODI in Antigua, and outlined his desire to be even more successful in all formats for his country. Bopara recently achieved the landmark of 100 caps in ODI cricket, but is desperate for Test recognition too.
Mark Robinson said England Lions winning in Sri Lanka is a special achievement. The Sussex coach was in charge for the Lions Test series against Sri Lanka A which the tourists won 1-0.
England Under-19 Head Coach Tim Boon says his players will look back on the tournament with fond memories despite having come so close to reaching the final. Boon singled out Ben Duckett, Matt Fisher and captain Will Rhodes for praise.
England Under-19s stars looked back on a thrilling one-wicket victory over Australia – a result which saw them finish third in the ICC Under-19 World Cup. Captain Will Rhodes, centurion Ben Duckett and Matt Fisher reflected on a wonderful victory.
Injuries in the England squad has meant that Ian Bell will join up with the team in Barbados for the Twenty20 leg of the tour. Meanwhile, Ashley Giles said there were plenty of positives from the first ODI, despite the defeat, and explained England’s aims as they look towards the World T20 in Bangladesh.
Stuart Broad felt there were plenty of good things in England’s performance – not least debutants Michael Lumb and Moeen Ali – but was frustrated the way the team struggled in the final 10 overs of each innings. It was certainly those spells which cost England the first ODI against the West Indies.
England were victorious in their one and only warm-up match of this Caribbean tour, and Joe Root was back amongst the runs with a fine century. He and the team are very happy with the winning start to the tour, and now hope to build on that platform come the first ODI on Friday.
England are determined to get back to winning ways, and Jos Buttler has the talent to lead from the front. The destructive keeper/batter is excited about the next 6 weeks both in the Caribbean & the World T20, and believes England can improve dramatically. Beyond that, the new Lancashire signing believes he can realise his Test ambitions.