Morgan: Nobody will be rested for T20Is


England captain Eoin Morgan has confirmed that they will select their best available side for the two T20I games against South Africa, starting at Newlands on Friday.

Over the last 12 months England have rested a number of their best players, like Joe Root and Ben Stokes, that play in all three formats, for T20Is.

However, with the World T20 looming in India next month, Morgan wants the best side on the field to help them build momentum for the global tournament.

Morgan said: "Our best team at the moment, we're very close to selecting it or having a really good idea of what it is – which is good, considering we're a few weeks out from a 'World Cup'.

"Nobody will be rested over the next two games. They are games we really want to win. Twenty20 is very funny in that regard – when momentum is with you, it can be very kind, but also if you're struggling to gain it, it can be brutal.

"If you're trying to turn round momentum, and gain wins, it's a terrible game. But if you have momentum with you, everything seems to click."

The England skipper also spoke about his own batting form, with him being short of runs in the recent five-match ODI series against the Proteas.

Morgan however hit 42 from just 13 balls in a T20 tour match against South Africa A in Paarl on Wednesday evening, and said he would stay true to his attacking instincts.

He said: "I haven't felt out of form, just short on runs, and it was nice to come in and play with the freedom I like playing with.

"I'd like to come out and score some runs in these next two games – it might happen, it might not – but I'll stay true to what's worked for me in recent times. That has come with experience."