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England already prepping for 2019 World Cup

2016-06-21 17:06
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England cricket team celebrating wicket (Getty Images)

Cape Town - England captain Eoin Morgan says they will be using the current one-day international (ODI) series against Sri Lanka, and the matches coming up for the rest of the year, to start the build towards the 2019 World Cup.

England reached the final of the World Twenty20 earlier this year, and while they lost in the final over, Morgan feels they took a lot of confidence from their overall effort, and he wants to keep that going.

Veterans like pacemen Stuart Broad and James Anderson are not part of this new-look sides, and Morgan feels the focus should be on young players who will be in action three years from now.

Morgan said on the ECB website: "We've had a little bit of success which has been really good for the side, especially the younger guys and their confidence.

"It’s a big summer because there’s probably a bit more expectation on us and it’s important to relish that expectation.

"With the Champions Trophy in a year and the World Cup two years after that, as the home side we're looking to put in performances so that other sides don't look on us as outsiders for those tournaments.

"We're still at the very early stages of building what will hopefully be a successful campaign at the 2019 World Cup. It’s the reason we selected a completely new squad to start something that would turn round our white-ball cricket.

"It's important for us to stick with the same group of players to grow their experience over a period of time but also to find some consistency with our performances.

"If you look at where we sit in the ICC rankings, we're actually below Sri Lanka and that’s a reflection of our performances over the last number of years."

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