“Teams want to copy us”: Moeen Ali on England’s template

“Teams want to copy us”: Moeen Ali on England’s template


Star all-rounder Moeen Ali feels rival teams like England in white-ball cricket are trying to copy him after achieving stupendous success in global competitions. With their recent win in Australia, England became the first team to hold the ODI and T20 World Cup trophies in the same cycle. Eoin Morgan brought about a radical change in mindset and playing style after England’s dismal campaign in the 2015 World Cup and Jos Buttler is carrying on his legacy.

An important member of the English white-ball team, Moeen feels it is only natural for other teams to emulate his aggressive approach to the game. He also drew comparisons with the all-winning Australian team of the 1990s and early 2000s.

“The template was talked about a long time ago. I think we’ve become a better team now. Morgus (Morgan) did a fantastic job changing the mindset, which is the hardest part, keeping the template in there. “

“Now we can adapt to different conditions, different teams, use different bowlers in the death overs and there is flexibility in the batting order,” Moeen told PTI on the sidelines of the Abu Dhabi T10 League. This team is going to get even better.

Drawing on England’s template that has become the benchmark in international cricket, the 35-year-old said: “Whenever a team is winning, for example Australia. They used to win all the trophies. Everyone wanted to copy them. Now England have won. ” 50 overs and T20 world titles and teams want to copy us.”

England had lost to India and South Africa at home earlier this year and Moeen said it was a timely wake-up call for them.

“We played in South Africa and India in the summer. They beat us because they were playing the same brand of cricket that we were playing.”

“So we knew we had to get better and it’s a good template to follow. I wouldn’t be surprised if other teams follow that template,” said Moeen, who captains the Morrisville Samp Army.

‘Now even young players can play only two formats’

England had little time to celebrate their T20 World Cup success as the ODI series against Australia was three days after the final.

Franchise cricket is also on the rise in world cricket, with scheduling becoming busier than ever. Cricketers playing all three formats are finding it extremely difficult to manage their workload, which leads to frequent breaks.

“The problem is if you are a young player, you cannot play all formats now. Earlier you could. Now people are pigeonholed into Test or T20 players. I don’t think it is good for them. And good for the team.” Play.

“In India, players from Australia and England are paid fairly well, but in other countries they are not. So many times they miss out on international cricket for franchise cricket.

“Many people say that IPL is (makes the calendar more crowded) but IPL is a huge tournament, you cannot say that.

“For example a West Indies player plays in the IPL for money and risk rather than (international cricket).” ,

Mindset is very different in bilateral rubber and ICC events’

England had lost to India at home, but had secured a place in the semi-finals of the World Cup with a 10-wicket win.

England have won two world titles in the last three years while India await their first ICC trophy since 2013.

Asked about India’s inability to win global tournaments while performing consistently well in bilateral cricket, Moeen said, “The pressure is different, this time we felt a lot of pressure because we were desperate to win the trophy.

He said, ‘We also know that other teams are feeling the same pressure. There is a lot to think about in a bilateral series and you can rest the players.

He said, ‘When it comes to ICC, there are different venues, the pressure is different. This is where mindset comes into play.

“If you have a team ethos where you don’t worry about getting out, it helps. We played our best cricket that day against India. If you play a certain brand of cricket you will fail but you have to Have to stick with the players as long as you can.” Talking about his T10 experience, Moeen said, “T10 is fast, so there is not much time. You have to hit hard from the first ball and that can help improve your game.”

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