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England to play for pride
21st January 2017
They are down 2-0 and out of the race already, but still team England looked in full energy as they practiced the whole afternoon under the mellow sun today here at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
England batsman Jason Roy, said though the series is lost, winning the last match would mean a lot for them. It will set the tone for Champions' Trophy.
“Every game is important in cricket and tomorrow's match is equally important for us. A win here will add a huge positive to our moral before the Champions Trophy few months after,” said Roy.
Roy, who looked in good touch so far this series, scoring a fine 82 in the last match, said, “Overall we played well this series. If luck was in our side the entire scenario would have been different.
“In both the matches we scored over 300 runs but still couldn’t manage a win, India played a better cricket. Win and loss is a part of the game.”
On England getting a good start in the last two matches, and failing to capitalise, Roy said, “It is about who plays well. India played better cricket on the day and you can see the result. We tried our best but it didn’t happen in the end.
About the injury of inform Alex Hales he said, “He was in good form, unfortunate he picked up an injury, but it is again a part of the game. We have other players in the squad to replace him. We will try and play the best combination possible.”
Asked if the bowlers can play a vital role in tomorrow’s match, he concluded saying, “Why not. The bowlers can also play an important role tomorrow, if they mix up the delivers properly and bowl in the right areas.”


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Sayan Banerjee