‘Pride and passion’ still driving England’s world champions on

Twenty20 and Test cricket are set to take precedence over the next 12 months, but that won’t stop England’s 50-over team from staying at the top of their game

Thursday 25 March 2021 17:59
England batsmen Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy
England batsmen Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy

ngland have come a long way in one-day cricket.

From the abject low of 2015, Eoin Morgan's side are now reigning world champions after the drama of the 2019 World Cup and also top the 50-over world rankings after dominant resurgence over the shorter format in recent years.

But with attentions set to switch to both Twenty20, ahead of the World Cup in the Autumn, and Tests, with a packed summer followed by an away Ashes series, the world's best could perhaps be tempted to take their eyes off the (white) ball.

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