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Yardy taps into feelgood factor

Spinner impressed with team spirit in the England camp

Yardy: feeling the love

Yardy: feeling the love

Michael Yardy is confident England will continue their dominance of Australia in the limited-overs formats.

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"There is a lot of love in the group at the moment and whether that bring results or it's the results that bring the team closer together I am not too sure. But certainly everyone is happy."

Michael Yardy

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England claimed a 3-1 Ashes triumph, their first success Down Under for 24 years, and now continue the tour with two T20Is and seven ODIs.

Sussex captain Yardy, one of a number of white-ball specialists to have joined up with the squad, has found it easy to slot into such a buoyant group of players.

"The boys are buzzing, obviously after winning a series like that they are going to be. It's nice to be a part of it. You fit in very well, it's a good environment to come into," he said.

"Everyone is really happy and enjoying each other's company.

"There is a lot of love in the group at the moment and whether that bring results or it's the results that bring the team closer together I am not too sure. But certainly everyone is happy.

"There is a real feelgood factor about this team."

Record

Yardy is set to play in Wednesday's T20I in Adelaide when England will aim for a world-record eighth consecutive win in the format of the game.

The run began during their successful World T20 campaign in the Caribbean last year and while Yardy, who has played in all seven wins, said the players had spoken about the record, their focus was on keeping up their winning form.

"It's been discussed but I don't think it is something that has always been spoken about," he added.

"Obviously, you want to achieve world records and it is an opportunity to achieve that, but it is not the main focus.

"It is very much about continuing the tour in a successful mode."