ENGLAND T20 SERIES REVIEWS: Eoin Morgan and Jason Roy pick things up while big batsmen shoot England to victory in South Africa
- Eoin Morgan did not hit 57 out of 22 balls to win on Sunday
- The captain of England has confirmed his decision to extend his ODI career
- Jason Roy was eliminated seven times in the final T20, but excelled throughout the series
- Ben Stokes achieved a new T20 top score among runs, wickets and catches
While England celebrated their victory in the T20 series in South Africa, there will be a growing belief in the camp that they can win the T20 to join the ODI World Cup.
The batsmen of England excelled during this series, in particular Eoin Morgan, who hit seven sixes on Sunday – slightly less than half of the fifteen who sent his party during the series.
Elsewhere, Jason Roy enjoyed a great series with the bat, while Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes also deserve special mention.
Sportsmail judges the English players from 10 for their T20 efforts in the series …
England celebrates after winning a 2-1 series over South Africa on Sunday
Jason Roy – 8.5
Twice at the top of the order to lead England.
Jos Buttler – 7.5
Not at its destructive best, but a major player in the decision maker with 50 at the start of the chase.
Jonny Bairstow – 8.5
Selfless batting everywhere and led the South African field players to distraction.
Jonny Bairstow enjoyed a great series in South Africa with different selfless versions
Dawid Malan – 5
Kicked his heels on the couch until the final when he got bamboo from Tabraiz Shamsi.
Joe Denly – 4.5
England’s best player in the ODIs, but felt like a spare part in this team.
Eoin Morgan – 8.5
Fully justified his decision to commit long-term striking and calm guidance with his explosive ball.
Eoin Morgan put on the screen of a captain when his big battle beat England to a series victory
Ben Stokes – 8
A new T20 top score among his runs; wickets and catches to boot.
Moeen Ali – 7.5
Control with the ball in game one, getting controlled in game two, vital cog in the team.
Tom Curra – 8
Retained his guts for the victory in Durban and the choice of the English bowling forest on Sunday.
Tom Curran was the choice of England’s bowlers and seemed to enjoy the pressure of death
Chris Jordan – 7.5
He has been on hat tricks twice and has shown that he is a high-quality death specialist.
Adil Rashid – 7
South Africa played him better as the series continued, but always a threat.
Mark Wood – 5.5
His golden arm glowed only briefly in the victory at Kingsmead, otherwise precious.