England seeks ‘great reward’ vs West Indies in WT20 final

KOLKATA: England captain Eoin Morgan says his team’s defeat to the West Indies in its opening game will have no impact on Sunday’s final at the World Twenty20 when they meet again.


Morgan says Saturday his team has evolved since that match when Chris Gayle smashed a 48-ball unbeaten century and winning the final would be a “great reward” for England’s attacking mindset over the past year.

England started with a six-wicket loss to the West Indies before a successful 230-run chase against South Africa put the team back on track.

It had hard-fought victories over Sri Lanka and Afghanistan before a resounding seven-wicket win over New Zealand in the semifinals with 17 balls to spare.