England captain Eoin Morgan was full of praise for his side as they crushed defending champions West Indies in their opening game of the T20 World Cup (West Indies 14/1 to win the tournament – outright).

The Windies were bowled out for a misery total of 55, with England eventually winning by six wickets in Dubai.

England were in devastating form with the ball, dismissing West Indies in just 14.2 overs. Adil Rashid finished with figures of 4-2, while Moeen Ali and Tymal Mills ended the day on 2-17.

Chris Gayle was the only West Indies batsman to reach double figures, but his score of 13 was still a disappointment on Saturday.

England completed the chase with 11.4 overs to spare, with opener Jos Buttler top-scoring on 24 not out.

Morgan’s side made a commanding start to Group 1 of the 12s, and he says his bowlers deserve all the praise.

He told reporters: “It is as good as it gets.

“To start a world tournament or campaign like that, full credit has to go to our bowling unit.

“He (Moeen) summed up conditions beautifully, hit his lengths well and took chances when his match-ups were right.

“I am delighted for big T (Mills). He has had an incredibly unfortunate journey throughout his career. He is as good as I have seen him.”

The highlight of Sunday’s fixtures sees India take on Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium (India 4/9, Pakistan 7/4 – match odds).

Both teams have won the tournament on one occasion, but neither have got their hands on the T20 World Cup in the last four editions of the event.

The arch-rivals could fight it out until the end, and both teams could rack up big scores on Sunday afternoon.

India captain Virat Kohli has the most runs in men’s T20I history with 3,159, while Pakistan have a well-rounded team who could cause problems in what is set to be a high-octane encounter.

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