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England will need to put allegations of ball-tampering in the back of their minds as they prepare to face New Zealand in their final Pool A match at the Champions Trophy today.
The Three Lions were rocked by claims from former English fast bowler Bob Willis, who said while commentating on Sky Sports the home side tampered with the ball.
“Let’s not beat about the bush – Aleem Dar is on England’s case,” Willis said.
“He knows that one individual is scratching the ball for England – who I am not going to name – and that’s why the ball was changed.”
England one-day coach Ashley Giles strongly denied the claims by Willis and said his side had better things to worry about.
“We don’t tamper with the ball and I hope we can talk about something else,” he said.
“It is disappointing because we have a huge game, a quarter-final must-win, and there are a lot of headlines about the wrong stuff.
“With the situation the other day, the ball was changed because it had gone out of shape. We asked the question, the captain asked that question to the umpires which he has a right to. The ball was changed, the rest is history.
“I guess we always take allegations seriously.
“People have the right to say what they say, we can’t stop them. It sounds boring, but we have to focus on what we want to do. The most important thing is winning cricket matches and not what Bob Willis says.”
England need to beat the Black Caps to ensure they move through to the quarter-finals, which will be no easy feat against a side that has had their measure recently.
After being outgunned in the recent Test series against the English, New Zealand got their revenge in the 50-over games, where the batting of opener Martin Guptill was outstanding.
Guptill scored back-to-back centuries to spearhead his side to a series win, which forced Giles and his staff to rethink their approach ahead of the Champions Trophy.
England thumped Australia in their first game by 48-runs before running into the flashing blade of Kumar Sangakkara, who led the Sri Lankans to a seven wicket victory.
New Zealand might go into the game underdone as they have missed play due to the bad weather that has dogged the tournament, with their game against the Aussies being washed out.