One of the reasons England are proving so dominant in the limited overs game is their batting line-up. Not only is it explosive at the very top, it also has a great amount of depth to it. If a couple of their best players have an off day, more often than not, somebody else steps up with a big score.
England recently toured South Africa where they picked up a clean sweep in the T20 series, winning 3-0. The visitors were chasing in all three matches and despite the home side putting down a sizeable target, particularly in their final games of the series where they made 191, England were able to get the runs required with ease.
India and Australia are probably the only other two teams in the world right now who can come close to matching England for firepower. Those three teams top the betting for the T20 World Cup in 2021. If you are looking to back England, take a look at a how to bet on sports guide to help you find the best odds and markets for the tournament in Australia.
Roy and Buttler Put England on the Front Foot
Getting off to a fast start in one-day cricket, particular in the T20 format of the game, is crucial in today’s game. Missing out in these power overs can leave you behind the run-rate as the innings progresses.
In Jason Roy and Jos Buttler, England have two players who can score boundaries from the very first delivery. If you don’t get them early, they go on to score very quick runs which could, in some cases, take the game away from the opposition.
Roy and Buttler are a joy to watch when they are in full swing. They put a lot of pressure on the opening bowlers as any loose deliveries are despatched to the boundary.
Dawid Malan Has Established Himself as a Destructive Player
One of the big additions to this England team in 2020 has been Dawid Malan. The Yorkshire man has taken them to another level with some consistent performances. Malan was the Man of the Series against South Africa and is now the number one ranked batsman in T20 cricket.
Malan hit an unbeaten 99 in the third of those three games vs South Africa. His performances over the last few months are likely to earn some lucrative deals in 2021 in some of the domestic T20 tournaments, including the IPL.
The Englishman is now being compared to the likes of Virat Kohli and Steven Smith due to his incredible form. If he can keep it up next year, England are going to be hard to beat in One Day cricket.
England’s hero of 2019 Ben Stokes, captain Eoin Morgan and Jonny Bairstow must also be mentioned as being big cogs in their batting wheel. The rest of the world must now respond to what England are producing with the bat, otherwise they are likely to be left behind by the world champion