Tourists will be ruthless, insists Morgan

England's Joe Root.
England's Joe Root.
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England captain Eoin Morgan wants his team to show their ruthless side by beating the West Indies 3-0 after wrapping up the one-day series in Antigua.

The tourists followed up their 45-run win at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium with a four-wicket success at the same ground having chased down 226 with 10 balls remaining.

Speaking afterwards Morgan rubbished any suggestion England might ease up in Barbados on Thursday, or rotate the squad for the sake of it.

“We’ll be ruthless,” he said. “We want to win all three games and we’ll be putting out our best XI. For us, given the momentum we want to try and keep, it’s important.”

Root, who was perhaps fortunate to edge Woakes’s all-round contribution to the man-of-the-match award, insists England were never too concerned about allowing the game to slip away.

“We got a very good start and Jason (Roy) played extremely well. He set the tone and that takes the pressure off the guys after him,” said Root.

“We were miles ahead of the rate and that meant when the spinners came on it allowed us the opportunity to score slower and still be ahead. We knew if a couple of us could bat for 10 overs we’d win the game so it was just about being patient and accepting it.”