T20 World Cup: Adil Rashid hails fellow bowlers, says ‘We bowled exceptionally well’

England spinner Adil Rashid hailed fellow bowlers for giving a match-winning performance against West Indies in the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Rashid heaped praise on everyone from Moeen Ali, to Chris Woakes and Tymal Mills.

England took perfect revenge for the 2016 T20 World Cup finals loss as they bowled out the Kieron Pollard-led West Indies for a mere 55 runs. Ten West Indies batters could not cross single-digit scores. Meanwhile, England chased the total within nine overs causing a serious dent to West Indies Net Run Rate.

“I think it’s fairly simple, obviously bowling the first over, trying to keep it tight. That’s the aim. And if wickets come, wickets come, because generally the bats are quite fresh, and they might just have a look.

“But like I said, you have to bowl very well and I thought he bowled exceptionally well, especially bowling four overs in a row kept it tight and picked up wickets as well, and so that really set the tone for the team,” said Rashid during a virtual post-match press conference.

Talking about his ball to bowl Andre Russell out, Rashid said: “Yeah, pitched nicely in the middle and just skidded on. But you know, the kind of things happen, the first ball, you land it and it just skids on and gets the batsman out. At the end of the day, all the same, sixes and fours.”

“I don’t think we could. I thought we as a bowling group, I thought we bowled exceptionally well. Everything fell into the plan. Started off Moeen started off brilliantly there, along with Woakesy with and that Tymal, CJ and myself, we backed up very well. I thought we bowled exceptionally well,” he added.

England will next square off against Bangladesh in the World Cup on Wednesday.