Ben Stokes signed off for 2020 with an optimistic look towards a bumper year ahead and a growing confidence that England have what it takes to beat all-comers.
Dawid Malan joked that he “needs to go back to maths class” after leaving himself one run short of a deserved century against South Africa, but there is little anybody can teach him about Twenty20 batting.
Jonny Bairstow insisted he had no intention of letting his ego get in the way after embracing his ever-changing role in the England set-up with a career-best Twenty20 innings against South Africa.
England captain Eoin Morgan admits he is still not sure of his best Twenty20 team going into Friday’s tour opener in South Africa.
Rassie van der Dussen accepts South Africa are less finely tuned than England but believes his side are still capable of producing “a curve ball” in the Twenty20 series.