Don't rest on T20 World Cup laurels: Flower to England players
England team director Andy Flower has urged his players not to rest on their laurels of winning the Twenty20 cricket World Cup but to make improvements in all formats of the game.cricket Updated: May 17, 2010 20:08 IST
England team director Andy Flower has urged his players not to rest on their laurels of winning the Twenty20 cricket World Cup but to make improvements in all formats of the game.
"There is still a lot of room for improvement for us in all sectors of the game and in all three forms of the game," he said.
Flower said the Twenty20 World Cup would stand the players in good stead, as it would instill self-belief to them.
"I think one of the greatest things that will come from this win is the self-belief that it will create in our dressing room," he said.
"I don't think that could be a veneer thing, self-belief. It's borne of hard work and the guys have put in the hard work, both the support staff and the players, and now it's starting to bear fruit," Flower was quoted as saying by 'Press Association'.
"The guys have played a superb brand of the game, very attacking. They've showed a lot of intelligence and nous, and adapted very well to different conditions," he added.
Flower praised Paul Collingwood for his leadership in the Twenty20 World Cup.
"Collingwood led the side very well. He brought some of that Twenty20 experience from the IPL, and he used that to mould a very effective bowling attack into something that restricted sides, attacked at the right times, defended at the right times and were promptly a step ahead of the opposition in a lot of instances," he said.
England play a two-Test series with Bangladesh from May 27 at Lord's before trying to retain the Ashes in Australia at the end of the year.
First Published: May 17, 2010 20:05 IST