Sharjah - England Twenty20 captain Eoin
Morgan on Tuesday described his team's progress in the shortest form of the
game as "pretty exciting" but refused to get carried away despite
sweeping Pakistan 3-0.
England won the third and final match in a
thrilling Super Over finish after the regulation match was tied in Sharjah on
The victory lifted England from a
pre-series eighth position to fourth in the world Twenty20 rankings.
"I think we're still in the
development stage," said Morgan. "But it's pretty exciting, the
acceleration of our learning curve is happening quite quickly because we're
winning, we're growing in confidence, building momentum.
"We're learning as much as we can from
each other as opposed to back-tracking and learning from opposition the whole
England had a miserable World Twenty20
competition in 2014 - losing three of their four games - and were also ousted
in the first round of the 50-over World Cup this year.
But since then there have been signs of a
transformation, said Morgan, who is also England's one-day international
"Not to get too carried away, I think
this is the start of something. We've built a great base to start on, guys are
contributing to performances all the time and it's not easy to do when you've
such a young side," he said.
"When we started at the beginning of
the summer, I reckon we had five guys who'd played less than ten games.
Hopefully this time next year they'll have played 30.
"It's important we keep these 17-20
players together and get as much experience together as we can."
Morgan said his team would stand a good
chance in next year's World Twenty20 in India if they do well on their tour of
South Africa starting later this month.
"If we can take this form into South
Africa and on from there, who knows? We're in the best position we could be at
"We're a very new side, we've only
played five games together as a squad, but we're in the best position we can be
with our side," said Morgan whose team have now won their last six
"I think collectively as a group we're
quite exciting. We have 15 athletes, fitness is a priority of ours, we're
always striving to improve our fielding.
"I suppose the toughest thing we were
going to encounter was the conditions, playing Pakistan on home soil is a very
difficult task. We've countered that to a certain extent, but we haven't played
a complete performance throughout both series."