y time England Gathered for the first time as a T20 World Cup squad. Dubai On Saturday, they will have just one week until the opening match against the West Indies, which made them famous for the 2016 title.
Eleven of the 15 strongholds, and three of the transport depots, are training in Oman, a few hours by road.
Those who are late for the parade are at least making good use of their time. Last night Evan MorganKolkata Knight Riders defeated Delhi Capitals in a thrilling match in the last ball of the IPL qualifier to make it to tomorrow’s final against Moin Ali’s Chennai Super Kings.
Morgan’s night stretched his tournament: excellent captaincy, but a duck continued the form-related run at the end of KKR.
England travel to Dubai on Saturday, where they will meet Morgan, Moin, Tom Curran and Sam Billings, who were unselected for Delhi yesterday.
Preparation week will be busy. They have warm-up games against India on Monday and against New Zealand on Wednesday, in which they have to help decide their team’s make-up in the absence of the injured trio of Ben Stokes, Joffre Archer and Sam Koran. Need
The ECB’s disappointing decision to cancel its visit to Pakistan has already stripped him of two fixtures, the second of which should have been tomorrow.
The IPL helped. While four Englishmen withdrew from the resumption of the tournament in May due to the Cowboys, 10 have just traveled. He hasn’t slowed down in playing time, but he’s struggled to make a big impact, while Kran picked up his stress fracture.
Although, it has been at least in the UAE. Punjab Kings’ Chris Jordan said this week that the teams participating in the IPL got off to a “little start” as it was very hot in Dubai and there was a chance to see the pitches.
This should be a cause for concern for England. The IPL has seen some high scoring games, but it has been the spin that has made the tournament stand out.
In fact, Morgan KKR has used three front line spinners. With eight teams in the first round of the World Cup vying for four places in the main event, these pitches are unlikely to survive.
England have six seamers and three spinners (India, by contrast, have four each). Adil Rashid Moin and Liam Livingstone – both worthy of a place to bat – will also rely on overs. Liam Dawson is a traveling reserve who will now be drafted on injury, while Matt Parkinson leads a fleet of wrist spinners left at home.
England’s ability to play more than three seasons has been affected by injuries to their all-rounders. If Stokes or Kiran had been available, Dawood Malan would probably have missed out.
This may seem wrong given his impressive international record and the number one T20 ranking, but Malan is a faster player than Spin and it may take him a while to get into a team whose strategy is all-out attack. ۔
With the rise of the Living Stones, Moin could have hurt Malan due to his reserves against spin and Stokes, Stokes, England’s abundant reserves. In fact, he still can’t make the XI, but that could mean that a bowler batting at No. 7 would deny England the depth that has made his white ball cricket so prominent in recent years. ۔
Leclercan is followed by Jason Roy and Jose Butler, followed by Milan, Moin and Johnny Bairstow, before Livingstone and Morgan lead the second half of the innings. Along with Rashid, it leaves three bowling spots in a six-man attack that is a little lighter in a light room if one takes a tinkling.
Archer will feel the most missing. He is their best seamer in Powerplay, Middle Overs and Death.
England have brought in Time Mills (left) as a direct, PC alternative. He made good connections with Jordan in the South Brave in the Hundred and should play. So does Mark Wood, whose raw pace can compete with dim pitches.
That could give England a light in the power play, ignored by new ball experts Chris Vokes and David Willie (although Mark Wood or Mills will need a break).
England, however, are working on Rashid’s ability to bowl with a new ball, which could prove to be a very useful asset.