STRONG Yorkshire, strong England. That well known phrase rang true again as Eoin Morgan’s side swept to the top of the world’s T20 rankings.

Yorkshire stars Dawid Malan, and Bradford pair Jonny Bairstow and Adil Rashid all starred in England's 3-0 whitewash of South Africa in Cape Town and Paarl.

World number one ranked T20 batsman Malan claimed the man-of-the-series award with scores of 19, 55 and 99 not out, securing two man-of-the-match gongs on Sunday and last night.

Bairstow’s unbeaten 86 in the opener began a run of all man-of-the-match awards going to White Rose players.

Rashid, meanwhile, was exceptional with his leg-spinners. While the wickets did not flow - he claimed two - his economy rate of 5.83 runs per over was superb and left pundits and fans singing his praises from the rooftops.

His two wickets were his 50th and 51st in T20 international cricket, making him only the fourth Englishman to reach that milestone after Chris Jordan, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann.

England moved to the top of the ICC’s world rankings for T20 cricket after the win.

Malan shared an unbeaten century second-wicket partnership with Jos Buttler as England chased 192 at Newlands.

The left-hander said: “I thought 190 might be a bit too many. We ended up getting a bit of momentum and the wicket played so well - it skidded on nicely.”

Malan’s international T20 record is startlingly good, leading to him reach the highest ever batting ranking.

The ICC rank batsmen on a points basis, and Malan is the first batsman ever to pass 900 - he currently has 915 points. In 2018, former Yorkshire overseas player Aaron Finch reached 900 exactly.

Malan has now scored 855 runs in 19 innings, averaging 53.44.

Amazingly, he admitted: "The last two innings, I haven't hit it as well as I’d have liked.”

Malan fell narrowly short of what would have been a second T20 century for England, having hit one in New Zealand last November. That innings came just days after signing for Yorkshire from Middlesex.

With 11 runs needed at Newlands, 33-year-old Malan was sat on 88. He then hit his fifth six to move to 94 before adding his 11th four.

But, instead of searching for a personal milestone, he dabbed a single off his 47th ball, securing a nine-wicket win with more than two overs remaining.

One-day world champions England are now building nicely ahead of the T20 World Cup in India next October.

Malan will head to Australia for his first taste of Big Bash cricket, with Hobart Hurricanes getting a man currently in white hot form.

Meanwhile, Rich Pyrah and Andrew Gale have both been invited to help coach England’s Young Lions this winter.

Yorkshire’s coaching duo will be working with the seam bowlers and batsmen respectively at the ECB’s National Performance Centre in Loughborough.

The Young Lions squad, effectively the country’s Under 19s, includes White Rose trio Harry Duke, Matthew Revis and Sam Wisniewski.

Bowling coach Pyrah and head coach Gale are combining their winter training commitments at Emerald Headingley with regular trips down to the East Midlands for three or four-day camps, overseen by Young Lions head coach Jon Lewis.