England skipper Andrew Strauss on Monday said his side has learnt its lessons and would be looking to win the elusive trophy this time around. “The whole campaign in the 2007 World Cup was a poor one. We didn’t start well; we never got going and played a very conservative brand of cricket. I hope we’ve learned lessons from it and won’t repeat the mistakes, “Strauss insisted.
The Strauss-led team, which landed here on Sunday, was guilty of playing so untidy One-day cricket in the last ODI series, losing 1-6 to Australia after a bright Ashes outing which saw the team reclaim the urn after a gap of 23 years. “We didn’t play good One-day cricket just recently. But we have got a solid squad, a very settled side and we really feel we can do really well in this tournament,” the skipper said.
It is natural for every participant team to hope for winning the trophy, but the time is the master of everything and the coming time will decide the champion.