There is no reason why England cannot win the World T20, says Alex Hales

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“A lot of T20 is based around momentum and, if you can get a couple of early wins, I still believe anyone can win this World Cup”

England opening batsman Alex Hales has announced that he cannot see any reason why the national team hasn’t got a good chance of winning the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.

Despite only having won one of their six Twenty20 Internationals this year, which came against the West Indies on March 13, Hales noted “we couldn’t have asked for better preparation” heading into the tournament.

“I’ve had a bit of time in the middle during the last two games,” Hales said. “I probably didn’t score at the strike-rate I wanted, but thought I did a good job.

“Watching Lumby (make 63) in that last game, I think we rediscovered our good opening partnership at a key time for the team heading into the tournament.

“We couldn’t have asked for better preparation, playing against the World T20 champions (West Indies) on wickets that were fairly spin friendly and replicate what we will face out here in Bangladesh.

“Coming into the competition with a win under our belts in the last game (means) everyone is confident and looking forward to it.

“A lot of T20 is based around momentum and, if you can get a couple of early wins, I still believe anyone can win this World Cup.”

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