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England is no longer just a test-cricketing nation. Ever since Eoin Morgan took over, international cricket saw a turnaround. There’s something about Morgan and his team that makes them a fierce outfit.
With a rating of 278, the world champions are the number one T20 side in the world. But does Morgan’s side have the mojo to plummet the heavyweights like New Zealand, India, Australia, and West Indies?
If you’re wondering about England’s T20 world cup prospects, here’s the perfect article for you. With some of the best-ranked players around the world, where does England stand? Let’s find out.
England World Cup preview
In a nutshell, England has a wide pool of players that can wreak havoc in the T20 World Cup 2021 at the United Arab Emirates and Oman.
Defeating New Zealand by the boundary count rule in the 50-over ICC Cricket World Cup was a monumental feat for the English side. The world found a new white-ball champion.
However, the English dominance has only strengthened since their dramatic World Cup win. They were amongst the top two teams in the last T20 world cup. But only Carlos Brathwaite’s massive sixes shackled the dreams of winning the trophy for the three lions.
Still, with consistent T20 triumphs all over the world, Morgan’s men have dominated the white-ball arena since. In fact, with ‘The Hundred’ tournament and threatening IPL performances, England is a strong contender in the upcoming men’s T20 world cup.
England T20 World Cup fixtures
England kicks off their campaign in the Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 against West Indies. Here are the other England fixtures during World Cup. Once the tournament reaches the Finals, this table will be updated.
|England vs West Indies||October 23||Foxtel / Kayo|
|England vs Qualifier B2||October 27||Foxtel / Kayo|
|England vs Australia||October 30||Foxtel / Kayo|
|England vs Qualifier A1||November 1||Foxtel / Kayo|
|England vs South Africa||November 6||Foxtel / Kayo|
Which providers will show England T20 matches
You can watch and stream the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 exclusively in Australia via Fox Cricket (Fox Sports). Fox Cricket can be accessed via several sports streaming. Check them out here.
|Provider||T20 World Cup|
How to watch T20 World Cup
If you enjoy live cricket action then Fox Cricket (Foxtel/Kayo Sports) is the channel for you, televising every World Cup game Live and On Demand in HD. There are several options for watching and streaming games at home or with a mobile device. You can even check these providers out for free.
Stream England games with Kayo Sports
You can watch England in the T20 tournament with Kayo Sports, which has a 14 day free trial for new customers. With the Kayo free trial, you will have access to these same World Cup broadcasts as Fox Cricket so you can stream all Aussie games live using eligible mobile devices. Kayo Sports doesn’t have a lock-in contract or equipment fees, which means you can cancel anytime if you’re no longer using it.
Stream Cricket with Kayo Sports
Watch 2021 T20 World Cup games, Big Bash League, IPL and more Live and On Demand with a Kayo Sports Free Trial!
Watch England T20 games with Foxtel
Fox Cricket can be accessed via Foxtel and Foxtel Now. To watch on Foxtel with a Standard or HD TV, you have several choices, including subscribing to the Foxtel Plus pack to access over 50 channels of entertainment, drama, lifestyle, docos, reality and more.
You also have the option to watch English cricket online using Foxtel Now, which currently comes with a 10 day free trial. This option also includes the ability to stream World Cup games using the Foxtel Go app. Fox Cricket comes as part of the Foxtel Now Sports Pack ($29 per month) which can only be purchased on top of an Essentials Pack ($25 per month) after your free trial.
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England T20 squad
The Three Lions have some really strong players to choose from for the upcoming World Cup tournament. Although the official squad hasn’t been announced, here is a taster of the players who are up for inclusion.
Eoin Morgan (Captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Jason Roy, Adil Rashid, Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone, Chris Jordan, Joss Butler, Tom Curran, Sam Curran, Lewis Gregory
The positives for England in T20 World Cup 2021
England certainly has plenty of depth, which means there are positives for the side all over the pitch. Let’s look at a few reasons why the cricket public is getting so excited about England and their chances.
Before moving on, take a look at the probable England team batters for the ICC World T20 Cricket tournament: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan, Dawid Malan, Joss Buttler, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone.
With batters like these, the current champions are one of the most lethal groups stage teams in the tournament.
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup has always been a platform for phenomenal all-rounders. Banking on this formula, England have capable all-rounders, despite the absence of Ben Stokes.
Some prominent names that can change fixtures’ results are: Sam Curran, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Lewis Gregory
England has a calm and composed skipper in Eoin Morgan, somebody who can light up the tournament with ease. He is tactical, manages the resources efficiently, and has massive T20 exposure.
With an inconsistent batting form, the three lions captain will focus more on his batting.
T20 is an unpredictable format. One huge over can turn the game on its head. As a team sitting in the first spot in ICC rankings, England has a couple of things to worry about in this tournament.
Big Ben’s Absence
England’s star all-rounder, Ben Stokes, is on an indefinite break from international cricket. Every cricket lover knows the potential of this New Zealand-born cricketer.
Thus, his absence will hurt the England side. It will be interesting to see how the team management fills Stokes’ boots in this T20 World Cup.
Vulnerability against spin
The upcoming ICC T20 World Cup will take place in the UAE. This location is known for slow tracks that can suit the spinners.
Teams like Australia and England are always vulnerable against quality spin bowlers. Hence, it will be interesting to see if spin can prove a weakness for the England side.
England relies on Chris Jordan, Sam Curran, and Mark Wood for the death overs. However, these bowlers have proven costly in many T20 matches. So, death bowling is an area of concern for England in the T20 world cup 2021.
How far can England go?
Since the United Arab Emirates and Oman are neutral venues for the T20 World Cup 2021, England will feel confident to reach the semi-finals. However, the team has tough competition in the group stage. Thus, reaching the semi-finals will be a tough task for the three lions.
With impressive rankings and consistent performance in the previous tournaments, England can be confident to reach the playoffs.
Other T20 World Cup teams
The upcoming ICC World Cup is about much more than one team. Check out our other dedicated team pages here.
Streaming devices for watching cricket
Here is a comprehensive list of devices for streaming cricket games on your home TV or mobile.
Devices supported on Kayo
– PC/Mac: Yes – MacOS 10.12+ (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) & Windows 10 (Chrome, Firefox, Edge); web browser only
– iOS/Android Phones/Tablets: Yes – Via native apps (iOS 11+ and Android 6+)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Chromecast Ultra, 3rd Generation
– Apple TV: Yes – tvOS 11+, 4th Generation or higher. Casting available to previous models
– Telstra TV: Yes – SplitView not available; Telstra TV1 limited to 720p.
– Android TV: Yes – Via
– Samsung Smart TVs: Yes – 2017 and later models. SplitView not available
– Hisense Smart TV: Select 2019 – 2021 models
– Gaming Consoles: Yes – PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5
Devices supported on Foxtel/Foxtel Go
– PC/Mac: Yes – Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)
– iOS Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)
– Android Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (Android 5 and above)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Via casting (only on Multiroom service)
– Google Nest: Yes – Via compatible Chromecast device connected or built-in to your TV
– Apple TV: Yes – Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)
– Smart TVs: Yes – Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)