England's 4-1 win over Pakistan in the recently concluded One Day International (ODI) series has capped an impressive year in the limited overs format of the game. Their resurgence since their dismal performance in the ICC 2015 World Cup has been spectacular with skipper Eoin Morgan calling the recent thrashing of Pakistan "outstanding".
England are currently ranked fifth in the ICC ODI rankings but their performances of late merit them a higher place, which should come if they can remain consistent in the shorter formats.
"We've been outstanding. One of the things we identified before the Pakistan tour was we want to strive to be as consistent as we can. We don't want to be the best one day and the worst another. Every game throughout the series, we've come out with a hunger and determination to perform at our best," Morgan said, as quoted by Cricbuzz.
"Even after winning the series 3-0 and being pushed back chasing 250, I thought we showed a huge amount of character at Leeds. We have shown a lot of strength throughout this series and more to build on."
Such has been England's form that they are now the proud record-holders of the highest score in ODI history after plundering 444 against Pakistan in the third game to break a 10-year record previously held by Sri Lanka.
In Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and the skipper himself, they have players who are destructive with the bat and capable of decimating bowling attacks on their day. Morgan has hailed the impact of these players, revealing that he is happy with England's aggressive approach to the game.
"I think it's exciting. The attitude and hunger to want to be better playing in that manner, I think, sums up the direction One Day International cricket is going and the talent we have," the England skipper added.
The Three Lions will next be seen in action in October when they tour Bangladesh for a two Test and three ODI series. The first ODI is scheduled to start on 7 October at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.