England are just one step away from claiming their second ICC World T20 title and at the Eden Gardens, they will surely be at their best against the West Indies. England have been fascinating throughout the tournament and barring the loss to West Indies in their opening game, they have been brilliant.
Joe Root, England mainstay with the bat has said that he is very optimistic about England’s chances to lift the title. “We’ve found ways of winning games of cricket, which is really important,” said Root at the Eden Gardens. “We found ourselves in a number of different situations that we have overcome. It means that whatever happens, we would have been in that situation before. “We have the experience to go back upon, ways that we have been successful.”
“We stayed true to what we believed in as a side and how we want to play our cricket,” he said. “Everyone’s contributed in some way, shape or form, which is always nice going into a final.” “If you are going to win the World Cup, you have to be the best throughout the tournament,” he added.
Root mentioned that England’s most satisfying aspect in the tournament had been the death bowling. The likes of Ben Stokes and Chris Jordan have stepped up in the death overs. “The way we’ve bowled at the death has been outstanding,” Root said. “It’s about making sure everyone is doing what he does in practice. Every game has been rocking for us in the tournament, so hopefully it will be the same in the final.”