Morgan: Incredible England journey just the beginning

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England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan says the journey under coach Trevor Bayliss has been incredible and hopes it is just the beginning of better things to come.

Australian Bayliss took over the England coaching role before the Ashes in July last year and led his new charges to the urn while the limited-overs team adopted an exciting, refreshing brand of cricket.

Morgan said: "It has been a short journey so far, to be honest, but at the same time it has been very exciting. We have got a very young team and with the talent at our disposal, the sky is the limit.

"They are striving to learn and improve all the time, constantly trying to push the best sides in the world any chance they are given.

"And the change in mind-set is not only among the players but also the backroom staff. Especially Trevor Bayliss, who has been helping implement that. It has been incredible so far and hopefully it is just the beginning."

England also lost in the final of the recent World T20 in India, losing to the West Indies after allrounder Ben Stokes conceded four consecutive sixes in the final over.

Morgan pointed out that even though they were defeated at the final hurdle, the tournament was the highlight of Bayliss' tenure so far.

The England skipper said: "It was a very good tournament for us, and is probably the highlight of the journey of the past 12 months or so.

"What we learnt during the recent highs and lows and also during this tournament will hold us in good stead down the line.

"Some of the games we played were really testing, particularly in the group stage. Trying to get out of the group stage in a T20 tournament can be very difficult, and then we carried that form afterwards.

"We were clinical in the semi-final against New Zealand and while we did well in Kolkata, we didn't do enough to win the final. But such is life."

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