England’s T20 World Cup campaign will get underway shortly when they take on the West Indies in Dubai.
The game is a rematch from the 2016 final, which saw the West Indies win the tournament thanks to Carlos Brathwaite’s final over heroics.
England captain Eoin Morgan is confident in his side’s chances of winning the tournament, saying: “We’re all excited, and we’ve played some of our best ever cricket in T20 World Cups.
“We know at the beginning of a tournament, probably more so in this tournament, you need to be the smartest, the most experienced, the most adaptable side in order to do well in the early stages.
“We know how gruelling World Cups can be, how hard they can be to go through to latter stages and how gruelling group stage games are and the ebb and flow of things.
“I think within our squad, we have the ability to manage that, so guys are excited at the challenge. There’s a reason we have been considered contenders for this tournament, through our performance.”