Morgan: We’re here to win Cup

England are settling in to their Sydney base as they finish off preparations for the tournament, which starts with a match against Australia next weekend.

The Australians proved too strong for Morgan’s side on three occasions in the recent Carlton Mid Tri-Series, including in the Perth finale, but the England captain feels there were still plenty of positives to take from those games and thinks there is little point in them being there if they were to think tournament victory was impossible.

“We’re here to win the World Cup. That’s the bottom line,” Morgan said.

“Like every other team we’re here to get the best out of ourselves and us at??our best we can win this World Cup.

“It is certainly the most talented squad I’ve ever been a part of.

“We’re in good shape. We’ve had a very productive month or so.

“We have got a lot out of playing against good opposition, particularly the games we’ve played against Australia.

“We’ve covered a lot of bases, probably more so than I thought we would to be??in this position.”

Morgan’s own form continues to be a concern but he is sure he can find the rhythm that brought him a century against Australia in the Tri-Series opener last month.

“I’ve not done it yet, which has been disappointing but I think I’m in a good??place and a good head space for where we are at the moment,” Morgan added.

England will face the West Indies and Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground in warm-up matches this week before taking on Australia in the tournament’s opening game next Saturday.