Confident England ready for T20 challenge
Eoin Morgan believes England's victory in the final one-day international against India has raised confidence levels ahead of their three-match Twenty20 series.
After losing the Test series 4-0 and falling to defeat in the first two ODIs, England finally tasted success on the sub-continent as they snatched a five-run victory off the last ball in Kolkata.
And captain Morgan says that win has provided a much-needed boost as England prepare for the opening T20 in Kanpur on Thursday.
"I think confidence is the big word in T20 cricket, confidence and momentum. At the moment the guys are feeling a lot more confident than they maybe were after game two [of the ODI series]," Morgan told a news conference.
"Having had a win under our belt we're looking forward to a three-match series in what could potentially be very exciting. It's a great place to play T20 cricket so everybody is looking forward to it.
"We came here last year with a hugely inexperienced T20 team and got to the final, so the attitude and desire isn't a problem it's just tying the skills together."
England will welcome back Joe Root after he missed the Kolkata clash with a niggle, but David Willey is missing due to a shoulder problem and Tymal Mills is likely to take his place.
Mills is a T20 specialist due to chronic back problems, meaning India are unlikely to have seen a lot of him prior to the opening match.
The 24-year-old is considered by many to be England's quickest bowler, but India skipper Virat Kohli is not concerned.
"I haven't seen much of him but I have played 90 miles per hour before in my career," he said.
"They have brought him as a T20 specialist, he might have a set of skills which is required for this format. I can maybe comment on him after the second game having played him a bit.
"But 90 miles per hour is not a problem at all. I think I have faced enough 90 miles per hour bowlers."