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‘Everybody is saying…’ – Ravi Bopara on England’s T20 World Cup chances

Ravi Bopara has claimed that England are one of the most dangerous teams in the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup and revealed they’re earmarked by many to go deep in the competition.

Eoin Morgan’s side ramp up their preparations for the tournament with warm-up matches against India and New Zealand in the UAE next week before their first Super 12 clash against the West Indies on Saturday the 23rd of October.

England will have to finish in the top two places in their group of six, which also includes South Africa, the Aussies and two qualifiers, to make it through to the semi-finals of the competition and stand any chance of lifting the trophy.

Speaking on the TMS podcast, Bopara – who is an experienced head in T20 cricket and certainly knows what he is talking about – claimed they should be able to reach the latter stages of the competition despite the absence of talismanic all-rounder Ben Stokes.

He explained: “There is a little piece missing there but I think England do have more than enough to cover that.

“They’re, I would say, one of the most dangerous teams in the World Cup and I think other people know that too.

“Speaking from players from around the world in some of these leagues that I’ve been to, everybody is saying ‘England are going to be there in the final four, England are going to be there in the final four. They’re so dangerous. This batter, this bowler, and that is great things to hear.”