‘If we win, it will show the depth of English cricket’ – All-rounder Moeen Ali insists that the T20 World Cup victory for Eoin Morgan’s men would be his greatest achievement after Jason Roy joins the absentee list of renown
- England are missing several key names with Jason Roy now added to the roster
- A scan has confirmed that Roy tore his left calf in the loss to South Africa
- Tymal Mills was also ruled out of the T20 World Cup with injury last week.
- Moeen Ali thinks winning the World Cup would be England’s best achievement
The T20 World Cup victory would be England’s greatest achievement with the white ball given the absence of so many big-name players, according to all-rounder Moeen Ali.
Jason Roy joined the list after a scan confirmed he had torn his left calf during a 10-run loss to South Africa on Saturday.
Roy, who has been replaced in the squad by James Vince of Hampshire, already in the UAE as one of England’s roaming reserves, said he was “ gutted to be ruled out of the World Cup ” but points to be fit for the T20 series. against the West Indies in Barbados as of January 22.
Moeen Ali says a World Cup win in England would show the depth of English cricket
But Ali, who has played a central role in England’s move to Wednesday’s semi-final against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi, said Roy’s injury did not detract from the belief that the team can unite the white ball titles in the final in Dubai on Sunday.
If they qualify, they will play Australia or Pakistan. “It’s always good to have a sure Jason Roy playing well,” Moeen said.
‘Obviously it’s a hit. The confidence with which he comes out, the way he takes on bowlers, gives everyone else a boost, and that will be lacking.
Jason Roy broke his left calf during England’s ten-race loss to South Africa on Saturday.
But Jof (Jofra Archer) has been out, Ben Stokes has been out, and other good players, Tymal Mills as well. We have guys who have been waiting behind the scenes for a long time, guys who are ready to come in and play well. ‘
When asked if lifting his second T20 World Cup, to accompany the trophy won by Paul Collingwood’s team in the Caribbean in 2010, would be England’s best achievement so far, Moeen replied: ‘I think so.
“We feel that the work we have done as a squad over the past few years would have paid off. We have lost a lot of players, but the players that come in are so good. The reason they don’t play is because we have such a strong 11.
England is already missing a number of code names, including Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer.
“Not long ago, I wasn’t playing, and maybe it’s because of an injury to Stokesy and Sam Curran that I’m playing more now.
“If we win the World Cup, it will show the depth of English cricket.”
Moeen opened the bowling alley in four of England’s five Super 12 matches, picking up seven wickets at 11 apiece and proving to be the meanest of Eoin Morgan’s bowlers, with an economy rating of just 5.5 and up. . His overall importance was highlighted when Morgan posted him at No. 3 against South Africa.
“Confidence is high and I feel like a big part of the team,” he said. ‘I have very important roles and I am very happy with my game. To have that responsibility with the new ball or just out of the power game, then turn up the order when Morgs gives me the push, is always great. ‘
Tymal Mills was also ruled out earlier in the tournament after a right thigh strain.