Morgan predicts bright future for T20 side

Eoin Morgan says the Twenty20 International series whitewash over Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates is just the start of an exciting period for his emerging squad.

Morgan’s young troops continued their rapid development in the sprint format by following up victories over New Zealand and Australia during the English summer with three consecutive triumphs in the Middle East to move up to fourth in the ICC rankings.

Yorker plan kept Jordan calm

Chris Jordan modestly attributed his stunning Super Over to a “clear plan” as England completed a 3-0 Twenty20 International series whitewash over Pakistan in the most dramatic of circumstances.

After Pakistan forced a tie by scrambling a final-ball bye, Jordan was tasked with delivering the first ever Super Over by an England player.

And after conceding just three runs from it, few that follow him will do a better job.

Vince enjoying England chance

Top-order batsman James Vince is relishing his opportunity to shine on the international stage with England.

The Hampshire skipper, a prolific run-scorer in domestic Twenty20 cricket, was handed his long-awaited format debut on the current tour of the United Arab Emirates after being an unused member of the squad during the summer.

Vince, who made his England bow in the rained off one-day international in Ireland last May, said: “I was included in the squad last summer, but didn’t get the chance to play.

Finn impresses as England dominate

Steven Finn led from the front as England made the most of their full day in the field by taking 12 Pakistan A wickets while restricting their hosts to just 192 runs in Sharjah.

Finn’s opening burst set the tone, the tall fast bowler ending his first spell with excellent figures of 7-5-2-2.

The 26-year-old finished with 4-16 off his 15 overs, while Adil Rashid took three wickets and Liam Plunkett and Samit Patel marked their first action of the tour with two apiece.

Signs of progress at Leicestershire

Despite finishing bottom of LV= County Championship Division Two for the third year in succession, Leicestershire finally shrugged a monkey off their back in 2015.

The Foxes, under the new stewardship of Wasim Khan MBE, Andrew McDonald and Mark Cosgrove, saw their winless streak in the Championship extend to 37 matches, a sequence dating back to September 2012, after losing three and drawing two of their opening five fixtures.