Whatever the rankings say, the World Cup achievement says - England
are now the best team in limited-overs cricket. After winning the 2019 ODI World Cup, England also recently won the T20 World Cup. Moeen Ali
, the vice-captain of the white-ball team, feels that England have set an example for everyone due to such a great performance.
Moeen finds similarities with present-day England in Australia
in the 1990s and early 2000s.. Beating that Australia team was difficult for all the teams. Every team wanted to play like Australia. Moeen thinks that now every team wants to play like England at least in limited-overs cricket.
“Whenever a team is winning, for example Australia. They used to win all the trophies. Everyone wanted to copy them. Now England have won 50 over and T20 world titles and teams want to copy us,” Moeen said.
England won the ODI World Cup under the leadership of Eoin Morgan. Morgan retired on the eve of the last T20 World Cup. Then Jos Buttler won the World Cup for the team. Moeen credited Morgan for this change in the team.
He added, “The template was spoken about long ago. I feel we have become a better team now. Morgs (Morgan) did a brilliant job to change the mindset, which is the hardest part, to put the template there.
“Now we can adapt to different conditions, different teams, use different bowlers in the death and there is flexibility in the batting order. This team is going to get even better.”