England speedster, Liam Plunkett believes England have set the standards in ODI cricket. Liam Plunkett thinks England will continue their exceptional ODI form against India in the upcoming One-Day series. The first match will be played at Trent Bridge where earlier the team recorded highest team total ever in ODIs of 481 against Australia.
“We’re looking to get the perfect performance together,” said Plunkett, speaking at a private bowling session to celebrate unconventional greatness in cricket with Royal London.
“You want to get a massive score and you want to bowl well at the same time. I think why we are number one is that even when we’ve done well we still want to get better.
“We have set the standard recently in one-day cricket in how good we can be, but everyone is trying to get better. It’s myself also, I can’t just be happy with where I’m at.
“I think that’s what the best teams and the best sports people do is get better and better.
“It’s a new series so you need to start afresh, that 5-0 series was great, but by the next T20I it was finished. Obviously, there’s people in form but you have to start again.
“You try and win every game, you go in game by game trying to win, so obviously you want a 3-0 series win but India are a good team too.”
Liam Plunkett who made his International debut in 2005 has played 70 ODI games with only playing two matches from 2008 to 2015.
"Obviously when you win you are enjoying it otherwise you shouldn’t be in the game.
“It’s nice to get a run out and the belief from Morgs (Eoin Morgan), Trevor (Bayliss), Farby (Paul Farbrace) and the selectors for picking me.
“It’s nice to get that consistency and it’s nice for me to show I can perform for them and England. I want to keep taking care of myself and keep performing.
“People can see if you’re not, if you feel like you’re losing your pace or your skill that’ll show but I want to play in the World Cup and then we’ll see after that.
“I still want to play for England as long as I can and I’ll play until I get dragged off pretty much.”
(Inputs from Cricket Paper)