James Anderson said that people had written them off and they were going there with no expectation from the English public or media © Getty Images (File Photo)
James Anderson said that people had written them off and they were going there with no expectation from the English public or media © Getty Images (File Photo)

London: Jan 14, 2015

England pace spearhead James Anderson believes that labeling his team asunderdogs could in fact work in their favour in the upcoming World Cup, which gets underway from February 14 in Australia and New Zealand.

England are believed to have no chance of winning the pinnacle tournament on account of incurring series defeat against Sri Lanka and subsequently omitting skipper Alastair Cook from the 15-man squad for the World Cup.

Anderson said that people had written them off and they were going there with no expectation from the English public or media, adding that they had a great chance of going a long way in the competition and the fact they had been written off would working their favour, Manchester Evening News reported.

The danger for other teams was if they take them lightly as they had young lads who had very little pressure on them and they could play with freedom, he added.

England will open their World Cup campaign against Australia on February 14 at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).