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Moeen Ali has admitted that “the spark has been missing” during the dismal start to England’s World Cup defence, and said the challenge in what looks likely to be their final five games of the tournament is simple: if they cannot be a great team, at least be a fun one.
“There’s no point playing the way we’re playing and then go out and go home and you have regrets,” Moeen said. “If we’re going to lose, let’s lose how we’ve been playing over the years. I always believed, and I believe still, that if we play how we play and how we know we can play, most teams we’ll beat. We’re going to have to beat every team now but let’s at least go out with a bang if we’re going to go out, and be entertaining. That’s really important, because it’s something we haven’t been at all.”
Written by Simon Burnton in Bengaluru
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