England captain Eoin Morgan heaped praise on his team, saying he “takes huge pride in leading this team” and is proud of his team’s “desire to keep getting better” ahead of their final game of the Super 12s in the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 against South Africa on Saturday (November 6).
Morgan has further assured that England will approach their final game of Super 12s against South Africa like every other in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, as they are aiming for a clean sweep in the Super 12s despite qualifying for the semi-finals having won all their 4 games so far.
South Africa (+0.742) is currently third in the Group 2 points table with 6 points, trailing Australia (+1.031) on net run rate. If Australia wins against the West Indies on Saturday, November 6, then South Africa will be eliminated from the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021.
Morgan said in an official release on Saturday, “We’re going into the game wanting to win. Given some of the situations we’ve been through in the past, we know how difficult it is to win a World Cup game itself without adding different permutations throughout the course of that.”
He further added, “We’ve watched teams throughout this World Cup not even being in the contest at some stages, so we know how difficult it is to get in that contest and then to try and go and do what your team needs to try and win the game.”
The 35-year-old also ranked England’s 26-run win over Sri Lanka as the toughest one in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021. He added, “I think our win at Sharjah was as tough a win as we’ve ever had as a T20 group, so the satisfaction within that was significant.”
Morgan signed off by saying, “I take huge pride in leading the team. One of the things that make me extremely proud is that regardless of how well or how poorly we’ve done, guys have always wanted to get better. They’re not really that interested in standing still or spending too much time reflecting on what has been and gone. They want to continue to get better.”