Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad confident England can defend their ICC World Twenty20 crown
Last Updated: 29/09/12 8:43am
Stuart Broad: Confident of a successful title defence
England captain Stuart Broad insists his side can still mount a successful defence of their ICC World Twenty20 title despite back-to-back defeats.
England followed up their loss to India with a 15-run defeat to the West Indies in their first Super Eight match at Pallekele.
The loss means England need to beat New Zealand at the same venue on Saturday if they are to retain a realistic hope of reaching the knockout stages.
Broad, though, is confident his side can bounce back to emulate their success from two years ago.
"We hope we've got four games left in this 'World Cup'," he said.
"We back the guys up there (at the top of the order); we know they're all dangerous players. But losing wickets in the first over, especially, is not acceptable.
"The next two games are must-win for us. That's quite a good place to be in; you have clear targets of what you need to achieve.
"We've got two really huge games coming up, and we've got some really positive signs as well.
"We just need to put it all together in these next two games. If we do that, we're in the semi-final of a World Cup."