England batter Ben Duckett out to seize his big chance to impress in the Caribbean after watching his 'tired' team-mates struggle at the World Cup

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  • A new-look England will look nan West Indies in three ODIs adjacent month
  • Ben Duckett hopes to adhd to nan 8 one-day caps he has won successful 7 years
  • The 29-year-old has been astatine nan bosom of nan Bazball gyration successful Test cricket 

By Lawrence Booth for nan Daily Mail

Published: 15:01 EST, 13 November 2023 | Updated: 15:03 EST, 13 November 2023

A refreshed Ben Duckett wants to return nan Caribbean by large wind adjacent period aft watching his ‘tired’ team-mates struggle astatine nan World Cup successful India.

Duckett, who has been astatine nan bosom of England’s Bazball gyration successful Test cricket, intends to show what he tin do successful 50-over cricket erstwhile a caller four-year World Cup rhythm originates pinch nan first of 3 ODIs against West Indies successful Antigua connected December 3.

And he believes nan simplicity of his approach, which fundamentally remains unaltered immoderate nan format, will guidelines him successful bully stead arsenic he looks to adhd to nan 8 one-day caps he has won since his debut successful Bangladesh 7 years ago.


‘I’ve been a portion of nan champion procreation of England white-ball cricket and it’s been adjacent to intolerable to break into nan team,’ he told Mail Sport. ‘Now there’s an opportunity to spell and get my place.’

Managing head Rob Key said connected Sunday he felt England’s one-day squad had not been helped by comparisons pinch nan fierce Bazballers. And pinch galore of nan 30-somethings who person fallen truthful short successful India being omitted from nan travel to nan Caribbean, a new-look one-day broadside will see nan Test-match apical 3 of Duckett, Zak Crawley and Ollie Pope.

England batter Ben Duckett wants to return nan Caribbean by large wind adjacent month

Once, England utilized nan one-day squad arsenic nan way into Test cricket. Then, nether Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum, nan Test broadside copied their one-day counterparts’ aggression. 

Now, pinch Key watching that nan 50-over squad has gone distant from nan style that helped make England double white-ball world champions, it is arsenic if nan instrumentality has turned afloat circle.

The 29-year-old Duckett hesitates to telephone himself young, but admits: ‘The breathtaking marque that nan likes of me, Zak and Popey play is precisely what England want successful some formats. It will beryllium an opportunity for immoderate caller faces to spell and show what they tin do.

‘I’ve ever recovered I don’t person a different gameplan for Test match, 50-over and T20. In nan past I’d ever opportunity you conscionable return a fewer much risks successful T20, whereas now I’m moving astatine Josh Hazlewood successful a Test lucifer connected time one.

‘There’s besides Harry Brook, Will Jacks and Phil Salt - location are truthful galore names. All those guys are playing a akin marque of cricket passim nan formats, which makes life a batch easier.’

Duckett does not judge that nan squad for nan Caribbean spells nan extremity for England’s Class of 2019, and says nan selectors were ever going to look elsewhere for a travel that starts truthful soon aft nan World Cup.

He says he was told he was ‘pretty close’ to action for nan tourney himself, and recovered it ‘tough’ to watch England suffer six games retired of nine.

The 29-year-old has been astatine nan bosom of England’s Bazball gyration successful Test cricket

‘I’m judge nan lads are much gutted than anyone,’ he said. ‘It’s a broadside that were bully capable to spell and win. I’m looking astatine half aliases three-quarters of that squad, and nan timing being consecutive aft nan English summer. All nan lads person been playing truthful overmuch cricket.

‘I felt for them flying consecutive disconnected astatine nan extremity of nan summer, pinch nary break, going consecutive to a World Cup successful India. It must person been incredibly hard, and location must person been tired bodies.’

Duckett, by contrast, has had six weeks disconnected aft nan extremity of a summertime successful which he opened successful each 5 Ashes Tests and made an unbeaten 107 disconnected 78 balls successful an ODI against Ireland successful Bristol.

‘I’ve had a really bully break, and I consciousness caller and fresh to go.’ Music, aft nan past fewer weeks, to English ears.


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