Captain Eoin Morgan has praised the progress England have made in the shorter formats of the game, claiming that he cannot believe how far the limited-overs team has come since the ICC World Cup 2015. The 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand saw England crash out in the group stages, with their approach towards the game being criticised by both fans and experts.
However, since then they have transformed their approach, focusing on a more aggressive and exciting brand of cricket that has won them fans all over the world. This approach has also paid dividends, with the team qualifying for the semi-finals of the ICC T20 World Cup 2016, where they take on New Zealand on 30 March at New Delhi.
"I've been asked the question a couple of times after every series we've played and I can't quite believe where we are overall with one-day cricket and T20 cricket. I think the guys we have selected have done outstandingly well, they've shown a great amount of attitude in learning, because it's not always easy", Morgan said, as quoted from the Daily Mail.
"You come up against very strong sides who knock you back on a day-to-day basis but every question that's been asked of us we've come back with either a counter-answer or a more aggressive option.
"I just think it shows the amount of character in the group, we haven't had to repeat the same things twice. It shows different sides to every person's personality and what they have got as opposed to just what they do on a day-to-day basis, and it shows the group as a whole can be very powerful if we string a game together."
The Three Lions have won the T20 World Cup once in 2010, their first and only ICC global title till date.