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Willey: England have learned from 2016

England bowler David Willey has said that his side have "learned from their experiences" in the 2016 Twenty20 World Cup final ahead of this year's tournament.

England are 11/8 to reach the final, as they did five years ago when they were beaten by the West Indies.

Braithwaite final hangs in the memory

Willey took 3-20 in that game before West Indies' Carlos Braithwaite hit four back-to-back sixes from the first four balls of Ben Stokes' final over to give his country victory.

The Three Lions face a familiar foe in the opening game of this year's campaign, as they take on the West Indies in Dubai on Saturday.

Group 1, England and the West Indies' section, will also contain Australia, South Africa and two other qualifiers to form one half of the Super 12.

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England are previous winners of this competition, coming out victorious in the 2010 Twenty20 World Cup. They also took the 50-over world championship on home soil in 2019.

Willey sees England progress

Speaking to Sky Sports, Willey opened up about the lessons that his side have learned from their defeat in the 2016 final and how they have prepared for this year's tournament.

"We have learned from that final and talked about slowing the game down - that final over seemed like it happened within a few seconds. Should we find ourselves in those situations, we will do it at our pace and make sure we take the time we need."

"We have also run some small scenarios, one-ball scenario type things. That is great preparation leading into the tournament."

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