Cricket-Morgan deny 2016 scars, Windies draw inspiration from it

Asia's Tech News Daily

By Amlan Chakraborty

Cricket-Morgan deny 2016 scars, Windies draw inspiration from it
© Reuters/ANDREW BOYERS International Twenty20 – England v Sri Lanka

DUBAI (Reuters) – England will begin their Twenty20 World Cup campaign on Saturday in a repeat of the 2016 final against West Indies but captain Eoin Morgan denied they will be carrying any scars from that agonising defeat in Kolkata five years ago.

Needing 19 off the last over from Ben Stokes, Carlos Brathwaite smacked four consecutive sixes in a breathtaking display of power-hitting to secure West Indies’ second 20-overs World Cup title in Kolkata.

Asked if his team carried any scars from that last-over thriller at Eden Gardens, Morgan firmly said “No” before elaborating.

“I think some of the biggest disappointments in anybody’s career are more learnings than scars,” said the 35-year-old, who led England to their maiden 50-overs World Cup in 2019.

“I think if there were scars, we’d have lost a lot of players that wouldn’t have progressed, like they have done over the last four or five years, throughout their careers.

“I think the development of the side has reinforced that anytime we’ve come up against a side that has beaten us in whatever fashion they have, we’ve always looked to learn and progress and become a better side.”

The 2010 champions are bidding to become the first team to hold both the limited-overs World Cups at the same time and will begin Super 12 stage campaign against arguably their toughest Group 1 opponents.

“West Indies are a strong team with a lot of experience,” said Morgan.

“They have a lot of guys who have been around for a long time.

“It has been a long time since we’ve played them in a T20 World Cup and we look forward to it.”

Morgan’s insistence notwithstanding, West Indies captain Kieron Pollard suspected England were still rankled by their defeat in Kolkata.

“It’s definitely going to be at the back of their minds,” Pollard told a news conference, saying they were drawing inspiration from that match.

“What Carlos did in those four deliveries in the last over, it’s unbelievable and something that we actually saw last night and it brought goosebumps back to us,” said the towering all-rounder.

“For us to be in that situation and get over the line, it shows that never-say-die attitude. We as a team look forward to replicate that.”

A show of solidarity will precede Saturday’s contest with Morgan saying England would join West Indies in taking a knee before the match “to show our support in the in the fight against racism.”

(Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in Dubai; editing by Christian Radnedge)

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

News updates from HT: Leaders hope for safety of General Bipin Rawat, others after chopper crash and all the latest news

© Provided by Hindustan Times Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat. (ANI File Photo) Here are today-’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and ... Read more »

‘Revoke suspension, opposition ready to let house function': Mallikarjun Kharge on suspension of 12 MPs

© Provided by Hindustan Times Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge. (ANI) Reiterating his demand for revoking the suspension of 12 opposition lawmakers from the Rajya Sabha, the ... Read more »

Trading halt for China developer Kaisa stokes fresh jitters in property sector

Trading in shares of embattled Chinese developer Kaisa Group Holdings have been suspended on the Hong Kong stock exchange, prompting fresh nerves about the financial stability of the country’s massive ... Read more »

Gov. Gianforte calls for northern grizzly delisting; wildlife advocates oppose

Gov. Greg Gianforte has announced the state of Montana is petitioning federal officials to delist the grizzly population in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem. Read more »

How we saved up £600 to pay for Christmas with a 1p savings challenge

ONE savvy family has saved up £600 towards Christmas with a 1p savings challenge and they've even started saving for next year too. Ricky and Naomi Willis, who live in ... Read more »

Climate protester jailed after supergluing himself to plane begins appeal

A former Paralympic athlete given a 12-month jail sentence after supergluing himself to the roof of a British Airways plane at London City Airport in a bid to draw attention ... Read more »

Porsche IPO On The Table As VW Group Seeks Funding For EV, AV Shift

2022_Taycan_GTS_Chalk_011_highres 2022_Taycan_GTS_Chalk_009_highres 2022_Taycan_GTS_Chalk_006_highres 2022_Taycan_GTS_Chalk_007_highres 2022_Taycan_GTS_Chalk_016_highres (1) 2022_Taycan_GTS_Chalk_018_highres (1) Porsche Taycan GTS Porsche Taycan GTS Porsche Taycan GTS Porsche Taycan GTS Porsche Taycan GTS Porsche Taycan GTS Porsche Taycan GTS Porsche ... Read more »

SIU says more allegations reported over Digital Vibes scandal

© Provided by Cape Times CAPE TOWN – The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) informed Parliament on Tuesday that there had been further allegations reported in connection with the contract the ... Read more »

'Omicron seems less severe. No need for lockdowns if healthcare system copes'

© Provided by CapeTalk South Africa’s fourth wave of Covid-19 is being driven by Omicron with many reinfections and vaccine breakthroughs – symptoms, however, seem less severe Interprovincial travel bans ... Read more »

Kellogg to replace 1,400 strikers as deal is rejected

Kellogg has said it is permanently replacing 1,400 workers who have been on strike since October, a decision that comes as the majority of its cereal plant workforce rejected a ... Read more »

Headsets instead of head injuries: How VR tech could make football safer

Beginning in 2018, footballer Freya Holdaway suffered three concussions in the space of only 18 months. © courtesy rezzil A virtual Rezzil training routine. After experiencing the second concussion, Holdaway ... Read more »

5 things to know for Dec. 8: Congress, Germany, Jan. 6, Pandemic, Same-sex marriage

One unexpected victim of the climate crisis? Golf courses, which experts say are in danger of turning into muddy swamps as Earth’s weather patterns become wilder. Here’s what you need ... Read more »

Three improvements Manchester United fans could see under Ralf Rangnick vs Young Boys

Ralf Rangnick will take charge of his second game as Manchester United manager on Wednesday as his side face BSC Young Boys in the Champions League. Before the game against ... Read more »

Toddler, 2, dies 'after botched circumcision'

© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo A two-year-old boy has died and his baby brother narrowly survived life-saving surgery after allegedly botched circumcisions. The boys were rushed to hospital ... Read more »

Grosse Kammer will keinen BVG-Rentenzuschlag für alle

© KEYSTONE/GAETAN BALLY Der Nationalrat hat am Mittwoch das Kernelement des Sozialpartner-Kompromisses aus der BVG-Reform herausgebrochen. Er will zur Kompensation der Senkung des Umwandlungssatzes lediglich gezielt einer Übergangsgeneration von 15 ... Read more »

Ein durchzogener Start für Cassis

Der freisinnige Aussenminister ist der erste Tessiner seit langem an der Spitze der Landesregierung. Doch seine Wahl verlief nicht eben glanzvoll. © Foto: Anthony Anex (Keystone) Bundesrat Ignazio Cassis spricht an ... Read more »

Will there be another lockdown before Christmas as omicron cases rise?

The emergence of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in southern Africa last month is causing concern around the world, not least because it is thought to be highly transmissible ... Read more »

I was ripped off after paying £135 for a shoddy Christmas experience – Santa looked homeless & left niece a non-believer

AFTER the disappointment of last Christmas, we can't blame anyone for wanting to go ALL OUT this festive season. So when mum Melissa Evans, from Cannock, Staffordshire, heard about a ... Read more »

Katie Price takes a swipe at ex husbands saying they ‘make her want to be sick' after saying she ‘hates' Peter Andre

KATIE Price has taken a swipe at her ex husbands AGAIN. It comes just weeks after she launched an attack on her former lovers Peter Andre and Kieran Hayler. Katie ... Read more »

Towie star Joey Turner shows off slim frame in mirror selfie after denying he's ‘too thin'

JOEY Turner has sparked further concern among his social media followers with a new selfie showing off his slim frame. The 20-year-olf former Towie star posted a new snap to ... Read more »

Spoke to Them Only Last Evening, Says CDS Rawat's Brother-in-law as Family is Asked to Reach Delhi

© Provided by News18 Spoke to Them Only Last Evening, Says CDS Rawat’s Brother-in-law as Family is Asked to Reach Delhi The family members and close relatives of Chief of ... Read more »

Weather: Snow, heavy rain and 65mph gales as killer Storm Barra batters Britain with 10 flood warnings issued

SNOW, heavy rain and 65mph gales are expected today as Storm Barra batters Britain. Ten flood warnings have been issued as heavy rain and showers affect most areas with more ... Read more »

How to make pastry pinwheels for a party – recipe

Pastry pinwheels are party food par excellence: simple, easy to customise and happy to sit in the fridge until required, so all you have to do on the big day ... Read more »

PM Støre promises a broad electricity support scheme: “It will be in the billions”

A broad solution that will help people with their electricity bills will be presented in “a very short time,” Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (AP) announced. It will cost billions, ... Read more »

Boris Johnson apologises over footage of No 10 staff joking about 'Christmas party'

Boris Johnson has apologised after footage emerged of senior Number 10 officials joking and laughing about a Downing Street Christmas party last year during a time of strict COVID restrictions. ... Read more »

Rights groups call for release of US journalist in Lebanon

BEIRUT — Lebanese authorities should immediately release a freelance American journalist who was detained in Beirut last month and continues to be held even after a prosecutor ordered her release, ... Read more »

Thai court affirms tycoon's prison sentence for poaching

The Associated PressFile – In this photo released by the Thailand Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, the president of Thailand’s largest construction company Premchai Karnasuta, 63, left, ... Read more »

Led Zeppelin's hellraising tour manager Richard Cole who 'escorted girls to hotel rooms' and 'kept the band nourished with drugs' dies of cancer aged 75 as Jimmy Page pays tribute to a 'brother and friend to the end'

Led Zeppelin's tour manager Richard Cole has died of cancer aged 75He was responsible for supporting the band on tour, including procuring drugsNotorious stories include one when they rode a motorbike through an LA hotelMost notorious is an alleged orgy involving Cole, John Bonham and sharks Read more »

Three Sydney boozers make the cut in the World's Best Bar Awards as a swanky London cocktail mecca takes out the top spot

Connaught bar in London's Mayfair has been named best in the world for 2021In second place was another London bar - Tayēr + Elementary - in Shoreditch  British bars took the top two spots they were almost absent from the rest of the top 50, only taking one more spot at number 31 for Kwānt in London's Piccadilly  Read more »

Seven Good Housekeeping Editors share their favourite small businesses to shop with this Christmas

© elenabs – Getty Images Good Housekeeping editors share their favourite small businesses to shop with. Whether you’re looking for homeware or books, these are our top picks. Supporting small ... Read more »

Finnish PM sorry for clubbing after Covid contact

© Getty Images Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin apologised for not double-checking the Covid guidelines on isolating Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin has apologised for going clubbing after coming into ... Read more »

EU seeks to deter economic coercion with new trade defence

© Reuters/Yves Herman FILE PHOTO: EU flags flutter in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission set out plans on Wednesday to retaliate ... Read more »

How an Iqaluit mom's TikTok videos turned her home into a de facto food bank

With almost a million likes and some viral videos to her credit, 24-year-old Kyra Flaherty has spurred real change in her hometown of Iqaluit. Balancing her responsibilities as a nursing ... Read more »

TUI boss warns they could be next airline to cancel flights due to Covid

TUI has warned that it could be the next business to cancel flights because of the new Omicron variant. The announcement by TUI Group chief executive Fritz Joussen follows decisions by ... Read more »

Wednesday morning UK news briefing: No 10 aides joke about party

Wednesday morning UK news briefing: Today’s top headlines from The Telegraph After days of claims and denials about last year's Downing Street Christmas “party”, is this the smoking gun? Police ... Read more »

Kaun Banega Crorepati 13: Amitabh Bachchan goes LOL after fun chat with Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah's Jethalal

© Provided by Zee News Mumbai: The latest promo of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 13’ shows host Amitabh Bachchan welcoming the entire cast of ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ along with ... Read more »

KBC 13 Episode 77 Written Update: Big B says his My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves dialogue was impromptu

Amitabh Bachchan in a still from My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves (right). On the December 7 episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati 13, roll-over contestant Manoj Kumar Goyal took the hot ... Read more »

Ashwin says he often dozes off during narration, directors livid

© IANS Ashwin in Enna Solla Pogirai Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) Several directors from the Tamil film industry have taken exception to a statement of actor Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan during ... Read more »

LEAKED: Katrina Kaif's Mehendi ceremony pictures go viral; actress looks radiant as she flashes her most gorgeous smile – View Pics

© Provided by BollywoodLife.com Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal’s wedding will take place tomorrow. Yesterday, it was their sangeet function and today it’s the mehendi ceremony. Till now, not even ... Read more »

Young woman ‘with so much life ahead of her' shot dead. She's the 50th trans person killed this year

Nikai David, a “sweet”, spirited Black trans woman, has been shot dead in the US. She was 33. The model, described by those who knew her as a “happy, fun ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic