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A crowning moment for England’s golden T20 generation

Victory over Pakistan in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup final in Melbourne ensured that England’s greatest generation of short-form players will go down in history.

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The tournament that had it all | ICC Men’s T20 WC 2022

The tournament that had it all | ICC Men’s T20 WC 2022

The joy was palpable.

Jos Buttler blinked back tears as he prepared to lift the trophy, Moeen Ali shed his usual shy shackles to leap into the arms of his teammates and Ben Stokes roared into the Melbourne night sky as Liam Livingstone clung to your back.

This was the T20 moment that the current generation of English gamers had been waiting for: an official recognition of their quality and class in the format.

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For six years England have been one of the most prominent, if not the most prominent, teams in international T20 cricket.

The Eoin Morgan-inspired white ball revolution has seen the England team become a major force in the short-form game, producing a conveyor belt of talent that populates the world’s biggest franchise leagues and lights up the global game. .

But, until Sunday, that T20 revolution had not given money.

Failing to beat Pakistan at the MCG would have presented the very real possibility of England’s great T20 generation ending their careers without a 20+ world title to secure their place in the history books.

For the likes of Buttler, Ali and Adil Rashid, retiring without that honor roll entry would have been a huge disappointment.

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Michael Atherton joins Zainab Abbas as they discuss England’s victory against Pakistan in the 2022 T20 World Cup Final at the MCG.

Six years ago England reached the 2016 T20 World Cup final and could have easily won it had it not been for the late exploits of Carlos Brathwaite.

In 2021 they were the strongest team in the tournament before being stunned yet again by death, this time at the hands of New Zealand.

But now England have that T20 title that deserves their continued excellence.

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November 13 22

Ben Stokes performs well again in another World Cup final | Featured | T20WC 2022

Ben Stokes struck a 49-ball 52* to help England win their second ICC Men’s T20 World Cup title against Pakistan in Melbourne.

The first generation of England cricketers to simultaneously hold the T20 World Cup and Cricket World Cup titles are now guaranteed their place in England legend.

And it was clear that the players knew exactly that as they celebrated in the outfield with their families and friends.

Surrounded by ticker tape and dealing with waves of different emotions, the enormity of his accomplishment has yet to sink in.

But Buttler now joins Morgan and Paul Collingwood as captains of World Cup-winning England.

Ben Stokes is England’s T20 hero just as he has been in ODIs and Test Cricket.

Adil Rashid has stood up at the most important and dedicated moment.

Moeen Ali has made a crucial contribution in a world final.

Sam Curran has gone from useful all-rounder to attack leader.

Alex Hales has seized his second chance with the colors of England and he took advantage of it with both hands.

Chris Jordan has shrugged in disappointment at having been written out to put his UAE heartbreak behind him.

Chris Woakes has silently but effectively added to his brilliant track record.

Dawid Malan has the medal to go with his wealth of racing.

And Liam Livingstone and Harry Brook can move on to future tournaments without the baggage of past failures.

The past has been great, the future is bright and the present is victorious for England’s T20 superstars.

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