Shah vows to throw caution to the wind

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Johannesburg, Sep.29 (ANI): England and Middlesex middle-order batsman Owais Shah has vowed to stay with his carefree attitude for the rest of the Champions Trophy tournament.

Shah has said that the team couldn't have done any worse in the one-day series thumping against Australia - and having hit rock bottom, the only solution was to throw caution to the winds.

That is exactly what Shah, Paul Collingwood and Eoin Morgan have done in the tournament and it has paid off in spades, with Lady Luck now smiling on them rather than kicking them when they were down.

"It is all about state of mind," The Mirror quoted Shah, 30, as saying as he prepared for today's final group game against New Zealand.

He added: "Sure, we got thrashed by Australia 6-1 and when you are quite low in confidence, you start a tournament like that and you have nothing to lose. You can play with freedom and you can be dangerous when you play like that. You don't worry about the opposition, you say 'Let's express ourselves'.

"The England team is a very dangerous place at the moment. As a batting unit, we are definitely - like Straussy said - not going to die wondering," he added. (ANI)

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