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“We know what these tournaments are like, if you can get on a run, if you can get a few guys going, you can win these tournaments and it’s not out of our grasp”
Despite having won one game and lost one game, England Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad believes his side still have an excellent chance of winning the World Twenty20.
Broad’s comments come after England beat Sri Lanka by six wickets thanks to Alex Hales’ breathtaking maiden Twenty20 International century.
“T20 is a momentum game and the innings we chased against Sri Lanka was one of the best I’ve ever witnessed,” Broad said. “The confidence and belief we will get from that going into our final two group games is going to be huge. It’s in our hands a little bit now.
“If we had lost against Sri Lanka we were pretty much out of the World Cup. With that sort of pressure, it’s exciting to see players come through that.
“We have got two group games left and we’re very confident we can do well in those.
“We know what these tournaments are like, if you can get on a run, if you can get a few guys going, you can win these tournaments and it’s not out of our grasp.”
However, even though England won their match against Sri Lanka, Broad noted that the team have to improve their fielding after they put down a number of catches.
“Our batting is obviously firing but we need to up the standard of our fielding,” Broad said. “Our fielding has been our strong point in the last three weeks, we have been awesome, so to miss chances against key men hurt us.
“We could have easily restricted Sri Lanka to 150 on that wicket: we could have done, but we didn’t.
“If we take our catches we will stand ourselves in a much better chance on Saturday.”
Broad also pointed out that England have an advantage heading into their match against South Africa since they have played both their games under floodlights, while South Africa have yet to play their first evening game.
Broad added that England also know how bad the dew can get in the evening.
“We have got the advantage of having played few games under the lights here,” he said. “Conditions are extremely different from anything we’ve had before and South Africa haven’t played under the lights yet.
“But we’ve got the experience of that. It can give us a little bit of an edge if we use it wisely.”