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Sugg excited by VI World Twenty20

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England captain Luke Sugg says his side can shine at the T20 World Cup for VI Cricketers

England Visually Impaired may have lost their first two games in the first-ever World Twenty20, but skipper Luke Sugg will be remaining upbeat.

The scheduling meant England had to pit their wits against Pakistan and India - widely accepted as the best visually impaired sides in the world - in their first two games.

That was always likely to provide a tricky challenge, and so it has proved with Sugg et al falling to heavy defeats against teams boasting only full-time professional cricketers.

Sugg was aware ahead of the trip to India that his troops could well be beaten in those encounters, yet is bullish regarding England’s other games.

He told ecb.co.uk: "We could end up with two defeats out of two. But, by the time the semi-finals come around, we are going to have six wins out of eight.”

Regardless of how England fare in the competition, they will doubtless benefit from an experience that Sugg was relishing the prospect of.

He added: “It is of great excitement for all of us. We have played three Twenty20 matches in all and have hardly ever played any internationally.

“This is the first-ever Twenty20 World Cup - there has only ever been three World Cups previously. It’s a huge adventure for all of us.”

Sugg was unwilling to downplay just how special winning the trophy would be, admitting: “I would hand back every run I have scored and every wicket I have taken to lift the World Cup. That’s what it means to everybody in this team.”