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WI vs ENG: Harry Brook believes record chase vs West Indies will provide clarity for T20 World Cup 2024

England batter Harry Brook believes that the final two T20I of the West Indies series will set the tone for T20 World Cup 2024. Brook played an instrumental role in keeping England alive in the bilateral series. After England were down 2-0, the visiting team chased down a 223-run target against the Rovman Powell side in Grenada.

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Brook pulled off an incredible final over exploit, hitting Andre Russell for 24 runs in the 3rd T20I match. Brook remained not out at 31 off just 7 ball and helped England pull back one game in the series. Speaking ahead of the 4th T20I match, set to be played on 20 December, Brook said that the final two games will make a huge difference.

“We’re a fair way away from the World Cup but these two games can make a big difference, especially getting the experience of these pitches and these crowds,” Brook told the reporters.

“We had it against Pakistan before the last T20 World Cup where we needed to win the last two games and we just tried to play them all like finals. We’ve got to do that for the rest of this series,” the batter further added.

England will come into the side as defending champions. Brook believed that chasing high scores will give the side a lot of clarity going into the world tournament, scheduled to be held in June 2024. The T20 World Cup will be jointly hosted by West Indies and the United States of America.

“We can take a lot of confidence from that win. You’ve got so much clarity chasing a big score like that, you know you’ve got to get out the blocks quickly,” Brook said.

The batter has been in up and down form since the Indian Premier League 2023. Brook came into the IPL as one of the most talented young batters in the world. The batter did score a century against Kolkata Knight Riders in Eden Gardens but also had a string og single-digit scores to his name. This prompted SunRisers Hyderabad to release the player they had bought for Rs 13.25 crore.

Speaking about his own batting, Brook said that he is trying not to get tensed up.

“I’m just trying to be as cool as I can be,” Brook said. “I’m trying to be free-flowing – as soon as I get tensed up in any format, I’m never as good,” Brook said.

“It was really nice to go out there and finish it off. Hopefully I can do it plenty more times in my career,” concluded the batter.