Sam Billings believes that England's ODI team is very strong but said they would benefit greatly from the experience of the Indian Premier League to play in the upcoming two World Cups in India. Billings, who was included in the squad after Joe Denly suffered a back injury, gave England a six-wicket victory over Ireland by playing an unbeaten 67 in the opening ODI on Thursday.
India will host the T20 World Cup in 2021 and the 50-over World Cup in 2023. Billings believes that he will be in a good position due to his ability to play spin well.
Billings, who has played for Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL), told SkySports, “I think it's definitely something that I can do with other players May be a little better than that. In my game against spin, I benefited from the experiences of various franchises, especially in the IPL. '
He said, 'I had success on turning pitches in Chennai and Delhi. I have to keep working at it. Be it ODI format or Test match, in the subcontinent I think I can do well. If I get a chance, I would like to do well in the longer format. '
The 29-year-old has played 16 ODIs and 26 T20 Internationals. But since his 2015 debut, he has not been a regular in the England team but took full advantage when he was included in the playing XI against Ireland.