Morgan: England full of confidence ahead of World T20

Published Mar. 15, 2016 7:04 a.m. EDT

MUMBAI, India (AP) England captain Eoin Morgan said his team is full of confidence heading into its opening World Twenty20 match against West Indies on Wednesday.

England has failed to make it past the second round since winning the title in 2010 but Morgan said his players had a positive mindset after winning warm-up matches against New Zealand and a Mumbai Cricket Association XI.

''We are in a really good place mentally,'' Morgan told reporters on Tuesday.

''As long as we execute our plans and go about our business the way we normally do I think we'll be in a stable position.''


England has struggled in recent times against quality spin bowling but Morgan did not expect spin to play a major role in the first two matches against West Indies and South Africa, both at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium.

''It's normally a good batting surface here,'' he said. ''It's another challenge for a bowler to try and emphasize taking wickets and holding momentum throughout the innings.''