Plunkett: We feel like we have a great chance of winning it


Fast bowler Liam Plunkett says that England are confident about their chances of winning the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on home soil.

England have lost all three World Cup Finals they have participated in with two of those defeats coming at Lord’s. However the team are confident of setting that record straight in 2019 in home conditions according to the quick.

Trevor Bayliss was mandated to improve England’s ODI cricket and he has done a terrific job with the team ranked alongside number one team India as favourites to claim the quadrenniel showpiece.

England’s aggressive style with the bat has been complemeted by an attack that is varied and has been spearheaded by Plunkett.

“I’m 33, is this the last one? You want to put everything into it. I’m so excited. We fell short in the Champions Trophy last year but we’ve got better at playing around the world in different conditions and that will keep us in good stead for the World Cup,” Plunkett told Cricbuzz.
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“We feel like we have a great chance of winning it. I don’t think we’ve had a better chance.”

Plunkett’s pace and bounce, coupled with his clever variations have helped him take 69 ODI wickets in the last three years.

“If I am hitting that line and length at a heavy pace, I’m hard to hit, but batters can get used to that,” Plunkett explained. “I like to have a ball that goes away from the right-hander like a leg-cutter, a ball that goes away from the left-hander, which will be an off-cutter, and then something out of the front or the back of the hand so that it’s harder to hit over your head.

“Then you’ve got your yorker and bouncer. When you say yorker, you’ve got a wide yorker, leg-stump yorker, round the wicket so there’s loads of different variations. But it’s just about making sure you can do that skill under pressure.”