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T20 World Cup 2024: Nasser Hussain Believes England Are In 'Good Place'

Former England cricketer Nasser Hussain has expressed confidence in Jos Buttler-led Team England’s readiness for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024. England, placed in Group B alongside Australia, Scotland, Namibia, and Oman, will kick off their campaign against Scotland on June 4. Speaking to Sky Sports, Hussain noted that England is in better form compared […]

Former England cricketer Nasser Hussain has expressed confidence in Jos Buttler-led Team England’s readiness for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024. England, placed in Group B alongside Australia, Scotland, Namibia, and Oman, will kick off their campaign against Scotland on June 4.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Hussain noted that England is in better form compared to their performance in the ODI World Cup 2023. He emphasized the importance of having a solid plan B if they face difficulties in the tournament. “They’ve just got to be better than they were at that 50-over World Cup. They went into that with a lot of hope and it didn’t start well and they didn’t react well. So they need to have a Plan B. If we don’t start well, if things don’t go well, how do we react? How do we react to slower pitches? How do we react when better sides come up against us? But under Buttler and what they’ve got in this side they’re in a real good place. They just got to go and do it,” Hussain said.

Hussain also praised the Indian Premier League (IPL) for preparing England players for high-pressure situations and big matches. He highlighted the importance of experience in high-stakes games and big crowds, which the IPL provides. “They’re a very balanced side, they’ve played in a lot of big games. We don’t talk enough about the IPL and how that obviously sets you up as a cricketer but also sets you up in big games. And under pressure and big crowds and that’s what you need going into a World Cup. So they’ve done all that they could do,” he added.

England’s T20 World Cup 2024 Squad: Jos Buttler (C), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonathan Bairstow, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Tom Hartley, Will Jacks, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Reece Topley, Mark Wood.

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