It’s a scary thought, but England have only got one more chance to resume normal service. They’re in the final of the World Twenty20, so it’s all-or-nothing.
Seasoned England watchers know their side has the ability to take this opportunity to get back to normal underperformance, but set against that is the fact that a worrying number of players are looking confident.
Uncertainty and lack of confidence are qualities that England have relied upon when they’ve found themselves in strong positions in the past, but they quite simply don’t have the time to lose confidence before the final. No matter how badly net practice goes, it would take an extraordinary effort to erode the mental strength they have right now.
The tactic has to be to get that confidence to tip over into cockiness. England are less adept at this, but desperate times call for desperate measures.