Going into the T20 World Cup in India, it is safe to assume that England begin as one of the favorites for the tournament. Under the astute coaching of Trevor Bayliss the England team has simply flourished and the presence of some dazzling names has led to their resurgence in the shorter formats. Despite recently losing the T20I series to South Africa, England remain as one of the favorites for the title.
England coach Trevor Bayliss recent admitted that the boldest team in the competition would undoubtedly lift the crown. “I can guarantee you one thing, the team that wins the World Twenty20 will be the boldest team there,” Bayliss said. “If we go out and try to be too nice, or if we give that advantage away or are not as positive and aggressive as we have been when we have played well and won, then we will still not win – because there will be teams out there with the confidence, players and ability to go out and play that way.”
Speaking positively for England, Bayliss added, “We’ve had some good results, but it’s a reminder to people back home in England that this team is still a developing one.” “We’ve had some good performances, and there’s a lot of potential there. “But potential never won anything … we’ve got some hard work to do. I think the expectation the players have put on themselves is why they are so disappointed when they play badly. It may be that extra pressure they put on themselves that they’ve got to get over.”