England will be aiming to win the T20 World Cup (England 3/1 Outright) for a second time and continue their dominance of limited-overs cricket.

England defeat New Zealand by the slimmest of margins in the thrilling super-over finale to win the 50-over World Cup in 2019 and they will hope to shine once again with the white-ball, to hold both World Cups at the same time.

They begin their campaign on October 23 against the West Indies in a repeat of the previous final in 2016, which the Windies won by four wickets.

T20 World Cup Results

England were victorious in this competition in 2010 against arch-rivals Australia after defeating them in a seven-wicket thrashing.

Craig Kieswetter’s 63 sent them well on their way to success along with help from the likes of Kevin Pietersen and current captain Eoin Morgan.

However, it has been a mixed bag for England, aside from their runner-up spot five years ago, as they have never otherwise advanced beyond round two.

England have won just under half of their 32 T20 World Cup matches with a win percentage of 48.38%.

Form

While England’s struggles at Test level have been well-documented, their form with the white-ball has been good.

They have recently won home series against Pakistan and Sri Lanka, coming from 1-0 down in the former.

In the spring, they travelled to India and lost narrowly 3-2 in a trip to India while wins against Australia and South Africa last year have also contributed to their strong form.

England are not ranked the world number one team at T20 level for no reason.

Star Player

England have so much quality to call upon – top-order batters Morgan, Jason Roy and Jos Buttler are more than capable of amassing runs at this level.

However, Liam Livingstone has been in sensational form this year – he hit the fastest-ever century from just 42 balls in the recent T20 win against Pakistan.

He also scored 348 runs in The Hundred for Birmingham Phoenix, over 100 more than his nearest rival.

Livingstone is a limited-overs specialist and there is no question he will be counted upon to deliver the goods.

Captain

Eoin Morgan’s recent loss of form has been a concern for England.

The 35-year-old skipper has scored just 17 runs in four innings for the Kolkata Knight Riders since the IPL season resumed in September.

Against Pakistan and Sri Lanka during the summer he scored just 49 runs in four innings so the lean spell has been an extended one.

However, he was the captain of England’s finest moment at limited-overs level and he will be keen to use his experience to good effect.

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