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Nasser Hussain credits IPL for helping England for 2024 T20 World Cup

By Akanksha - June 1, 2024 - Last updated on Jun 01, 2024 01:32 AM
Nasser Hussain credits IPL for helping England for 2024 T20 World Cup

England is actively preparing for the > 2024 ICC T20 World Cup, which will take place in the USA and the West Indies. Nasser Hussain, a former captain of England, has emphasised the significant contribution the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 made to the team's preparation for the major tournament.

The Jos Buttler-led team hopes to continue their winning streak in the competition after defeating Pakistan 2-0 in their most recent series.

Impact of IPL 2024 on England's Preparation

Eight players from the IPL 2024 were included in the Three Lions roster for the T20 World Cup 2024, giving them experience in pressure-filled games and high-stress environments. Hussain thinks the team's preparation for the next challenges has greatly benefited from this experience.

'They have participated in several important games and are a well-balanced team. We don't talk about the Indian Premier League enough and how it not only prepares you for big games but also sets you up as a player. And that's what you need coming into a World Cup—under pressure and in front of large crowds. Thus, they have exhausted all options,' Hussain stated on Sky Sports.

The former captain of England stressed the need to manage pressure, a capability that the Indian Premier League has helped English players hone. The World Cup pressure was well simulated by the event, which featured matches in front of sizable crowds.

Strategic Considerations and Backup Plans

Hussain also warned the team about the need to have an emergency plan in place in case things go wrong, citing their dismal performance in the ODI World Cup 2023.

'They just need to be better than they were at the 50-over World Cup. They went in with a lot of hope, but it didn't go well, and they didn't respond properly. So they'll need a backup plan. How should we behave if we don't get off to a good start if things don't go as planned? How do we respond to slower pitches? How do we respond when the better side comes up against us? But with Buttler and what they have on this side, they're in a terrific position. They just have to go ahead and do it,' he continued.

Buttler and his teammates will go directly to the West Indies and the United States before facing Scotland in their opening group league match on June 4. They are in the same group as arch-rivals Australia and will face off on June 8.

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