Cricket

Tim Bresnan optimistic of England’s chances

Tim Bresnan during England's practice session (©GettyImages)
Tim Bresnan during England's practice session (©GettyImages).

Tim Bresnan is confident that England can return to their victorious ways after having lost seven of their last eight T20s, including the Brits’ previous match which they lost frustratingly by D/L method and were rather disappointed to have lost.

He believes that the team have been doing well lately and when they get it dead right, it's the opponent that needs to worry.

“Things haven't gone our way over the last few months but we still believe we're playing good cricket, turning out good performances,” he said.

“Stringing together everything at the same time is a problem for us. If we can find that spark and everything clicks, we can beat anyone in the world.

“We're still working at the same rate, we're still training hard, we're still as fit as we can be. There are a lot of things that have happened that put a dent in things and impacted everything. Coupled with the fact that I believe we've been a little unlucky with a few results.”

The Yorkshire cricketer wants the team to put the agony of the previous match behind and concentrate on the challenge that they’ll face against Sri Lanka who have been exceptional thus far: “We want to put that all to bed now, draw a line under it and move forward,” said Bresnan when asked about the controversial loss.

“We've got a lot of cricket to play in this tournament to get out of the group and eventually win it, if we can.

“We're pretty confident we can win the next three. We just need to put in the performance and have everything click together.”

In the mean time, we also have captain Broad welcoming the Somerset wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter who has replaced Luke Wright after he got injured only to be sent back home

“We know he’s a powerful striker. He can bat in the top order or do that position that Wrighty would have filled at number seven, being a power-hitter there," Broad said.

"We’re disappointed to lose Luke, he had a grade one tear. It’s a shame he’s going home.

“(Kieswetter) is an exciting, powerful hitter and he’s there if we need him.”

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