Sidebottom tipped England to shine

Ryan Sidebottom always felt England were capable of doing “something special” at the ICC World Twenty20.

England head into the final against West Indies in Kolkata looking for revenge after Chris Gayle’s 47-ball century inspired the Caribbean outfit to victory over Eoin Morgan’s side in their opening Group 1 match.

They bounced back with victories over South Africa, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and New Zealand and victory at Eden Gardens tomorrow will see them become the first side to win two World T20 titles. 

Sidebottom was part of the England side that won the tournament in the Caribbean six years ago and, when speaking to ecb.co.uk, was confident the current crop could emulate their achievements.

“I think it is a young and hungry team with a mixture of senior players. I am really keen,” the 38-year-old said. 

“I think England can do something very special. It is obviously going to be tough in India but I think they have grown in confidence and have got the players and hitters.

“They have got all bases covered.”


Source: ECB

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