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T-20 World Cup: England 'Stronger' After 2016 World T20 Heartbreak, Says Chris Jordan

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By AFP News
October 12, 2021 • 22:38 PM View: 1757

Chris Jordan says England's 2016 World Twenty20 final heartbreak against the West Indies made them a stronger team as Eoin Morgan's side seek redemption in this year's tournament.

England had one hand on the trophy in Kolkata before Carlos Brathwaite smashed Ben Stokes for four consecutive sixes to win the match for the Caribbean side.

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Three years later England became world champions in the 50-over format and they are among the favourites for this year's T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates and Oman, starting on Sunday.

Jordan conceded only eight runs in the penultimate over of the 2016 final, leaving the West Indies needing 19 off six balls bowled by Stokes and he admonished himself for prematurely thinking the game was over.

"I'll never take myself to that place again," said the 33-year-old seamer. "I definitely won't be thinking that way after bowling the 19th over until it's fully, fully over.


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