Eoin Morgan thought his England side put in a display that was “close to perfect” as they bowled the West Indies out for just 71 as they completed a 3-0 T20 series win in St Kitts.
Just two days after the hosts collapsed to 45 all out, England ripped through their batting order again in just 13 overs to claim an easy eight-wicket win in the final match of the series.
The England bowlers put on a superb display to leave Jonny Bairstow to hit 37 from 31 balls to chase down the West Indies total in 10.3 overs.
“The guys played close to perfect, it’s a big win,” Morgan said.
“I don’t think you can fault us for many things. Guys have stuck their hands up on numerous occasions and it’s really exciting to see.”
And David Willey, who took 4-7 in St Kitts, was hoping for a five-for but was happy with his return.
“They are the kind of days you dream about in Twenty20 cricket,” said Willey.
“Very often it’s a batter’s game so to be a bowler and get some wickets, then to win in the fashion we did is brilliant.
“I’d like to think I was on for the five-for but if someone had offered me four for seven when I woke up this morning I’d have bitten their hand off. I’m happy with that.
Willey added: “Touring is difficult when you’re not playing and when you do get your opportunity there is a bit more pressure on for you to step up and contribute.
“I always feel I play my best cricket when I’m playing regularly so it can present a challenge to hit your straps when you’re not playing regularly. So to come out and play as I have gives me a lot of confidence.”
As well as Willey impressing, Mark Wood took 3-9 and Adil Rashid 2-18 as the England bowlers dominated.
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The Australian’s peak moment at the helm came last year as he shepherded England to their first ever World Cup crown.
Any return would have to be considered in the future with Yorkshire’s players and staff having taken wage cuts due to the pandemic.
The traditional method of spit-polishing to produce movement through the air has been deemed too great a risk of transmitting coronavirus.
The Lancastrian was fresh off some standout displays in the 2003 World Cup.
Hales lost his place in last year’s World Cup-winning squad after news of a second failed test for recreational drugs.
The Warwickshire all-rounder is one on 18 bowlers to be selected for personalised practice.
The West Indies are due to arrive on these shores first this summer.
Broad took part in an individual training session at Trent Bridge.