Willey backs England to win Champions Trophy

“We’re down as favourites which I think is fair”

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Left-arm seamer David Willey is confident that England have what it takes to taste glory at the Champions Trophy next month.

England, who will be hosting the Champions Trophy, have never won the event before, but have come agonising close to doing so on two occasions in 2004 and 2013, where they were the runners-up.

“We’re down as favourites which I think is fair,” Willey said. “We’ve got a very good side, we play an aggressive style of cricket and Morgs leads from the front with that. It’s going to be an exciting tournament, hopefully I’ll play some part in it.

“I don’t think too many of the guys read too much into pressure. We go out there and be as positive and aggressive as we can and try and concentrate on what we’re doing, we don’t get sucked into too much of the other stuff. We just play our brand of cricket.”

England will kick off the Champions Trophy when they take on Bangladesh at The Oval on June 1.

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