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IND vs ENG: England have not lost interest in ODI, wanted to win back-to-back World Cups, says Marcus Trescothik


IND vs ENG: England have not lost interest in ODI, wanted to win back-to-back World Cups, says Marcus Trescothik


Assistant coach Marcus Trescothick reaffirmed England’s commitment to the 50-overs format, emphasizing that their faith towards all three formats remained strong despite their inaugural World Cup win in 2019.

England, who were considered favorites for this year’s competition, having clinched the Twenty20 World Cup just last year, now find themselves in a precarious position after losses to New Zealand, Afghanistan, South Africa, and Sri Lanka, which put their tournament hopes in jeopardy.

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“Forgive me if I don’t want to be blunt here, but we haven’t lost faith in what it is. I can’t really say too much more. We love playing any form of cricket, any form of the game that we play. And we were desperate to come here and try and win back-to-back 50 over competitions. So, we’re still very much focused on all formats of the game,” Assistant coach Marcus Trescothick told the reporters.

Trescothick said England must look at the game against India in Lucknow on Sunday as an opportunity for the players to regain confidence and the batting unit, in particular, to show their best form.

“Playing against India in a World Cup in their own country is a special part of the game. You get these opportunities that come around – you know there’ll be a big crowd, there’ll be a wonderful occasion,” Trescothick told reporters.

“We’re looking forward to that chance. There’s nothing more we can offer apart from going out and playing that performance. And then hopefully you come out on top at the end of it.”

Jos Buttler’s team face a must-win scenario in their last four matches, with their fate hinging on favorable outcomes in other games to secure a spot in the knockout stages. However, Trescothick emphasized that they weren’t overly fixated on these possibilities, suggesting a focus on their own performance rather than dwelling on external factors.

“We’re more focused on getting our performance right and getting better levels of performance than what we’ve shown in the last few weeks,” Trescothick said.

“We know it’ll be very challenging. Mathematically, it’s still possible. But it’s very tough.”

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Oct 28, 2023


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