Steven Finn, the England fast bowler, has said that he is keen to impress after replacing the injured Chris Woakes.
Finn, who bowls for Middlesex, is hoping to be included in the team that will face New Zealand in Cardiff today after Woakes was forced to withdraw from the tournament with a side strain.
If England win today’s game then they will be certain to progress from Group A into the semi-finals and Finn is very eager to help make that happen.
The team won their opening game against Bangladesh and Australia and New Zealand had to settle for a point each when their match at Edgbaston was abandoned due to the weather.
Speaking to Sky Sports Finn said, “You’ve always got a point to prove when you have been in and out [of the team] a little. You feel as though, if you get an opportunity, you want to go out there and take it, especially in a world tournament like this. Woakes is an excellent bowler and has been for England in white ball and red ball cricket for a long time. I am obviously taller than the other guys around, so maybe there is a different element to that. But it’s about keeping it very simple and very basic and trying to nail what you do well and hopefully take that into the games.”
He also added that he feels entirely safe despite the recent terror attack in London. There are added security measures and the team has been briefed on how they will be protected. He said that they are all “very comfortable that there’s a ring of steel around” the tournament. As a result he thinks that they will have the peace of mind needed to play cricket.