Matthew Mott calls for patience as England end summer without a home white-ball series win

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Mott has warned his underperforming players that places are up for grabs ahead of this winter's T20 World Cup.

England succumbed to a 90-run defeat against South Africa at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton after being dismissed for just 101. It was England's joint-heaviest T20 defeat in history, which is far from ideal considering the World Cup in Australia begins in October. New white ball head coach Mott has seen Eoin Morgan depart the international scene in shock fashion this summer, and watched on as Ben Stokes retired from ODIs. That double whammy, coupled with humbling defeats to India in both limited-overs series in July, has contributed to this side's previous invincibility quickly fading. "I think there's more time than you think, but what needs to happen in the short term is to be really honest about where the group's at," the Australian reflected with the World Cup two-and-a-half months away. "A lot of people reflect back on the past about how great a team this is. This is a very different unit at the moment. We need to acknowledge that and make sure we live in the present and work on what we can get better at. "I think Jos is really honest about where we need to go. I'll be as honest as I can be and we need to just acknowledge this wasn't a great performance and even throughout the summer there's areas that we can really improve on. "All we ask I suppose is a little bit of patience and a bit of perspective that we've got some building to do."

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