England should have learnt a major lesson from their first two matches in the World Twenty20. Against the Netherlands, they thought they were the better team and thought that if they didn’t make any mistakes when batting, they’d win.
You don’t win Twenty20 matches by not making any mistakes. You’re far better off making a whole host of mistakes in pursuit of more runs. By and large, the runs gained will outweigh those lost through dismissals.
You can’t eschew risk when batting in Twenty20. It’s suicide through acquiescence. Against Pakistan, England aimed to go over the ropes a few times and got a decent total as a consequence. Lesson learnt?