Chance for fringe players to push their case: Eoin Morgan


England captain Eoin Morgan on Monday mentioned the upcoming three-match ODI sequence towards India can be a possibility for the fringe players to push their case for the T20 World Cup as 50-over format additionally throws conditions related to T20 cricket.

England have already misplaced the Test and T20Is sequence and the Eoin Morgan-led group, who’re the reigning world champions within the ODIs, can be determined to stamp their authority within the format and log off with some satisfaction.

“Given the T20 World Cup round the corner, playing any international cricket is a huge opportunity for guys who have been on the fringes and not made selection so far,” the World Cup-winning skipper mentioned on the eve of their ODI sequence opener right here.

“When you score runs, and take wickets away from home. There’s always a huge incentive to try and push your case forward.”

Morgan mentioned it is going to be thrilling to “play three games at the same ground against a very, very strong Indian side.”

“It is a huge opportunity for everybody to get back into the frame of mind to deal with fifty-over cricket. But also it will be an opportunity for the guys who haven’t had opportunities to really push their case forward,” he mentioned.

The England skipper feels 50-over cricket may be very shut to the T20I format in throwing acquainted eventualities so the sequence would supply big prospects.

“There are pockets of the game that replicate T20 cricket, and given that there’s very limited change between both squads. Given the two squads are very similar, we see set skill sets as very valuable,” he mentioned.

“I think they’re trying to envisage where fifty overs cricket will be in three years’ time. It is going to be quite difficult. The challenge for us is always trying to explore and push the limits as much as we can, given the conditions.”

England suffered a 1-3 loss within the four-Test sequence towards India earlier than dropping the five-match T20 sequence 2-3 on Saturday.

“I think conditions that are a little bit alien to us naturally, like India, it’s always nice to get out of your comfort zone and learn more about your team and your play and to try and make mistakes and learn,” Morgan mentioned.

The England skipper mentioned the Tests and T20Is have been a studying expertise for the group and it’ll maintain them in good stead forward of the T20 World Cup in October.

“Even though we didn’t pick up the (T20I series) trophy we learnt a huge amount. It’s been an extremely productive tour so far. I think the bigger picture will be World Cup,” he mentioned.

“You don’t always have to be win every series in order to win the World Cup. Continuously you need to get better, you need to be tested. Need to fail to learn that involves losing which is part of your journey,” Morgan mentioned.

India had misplaced to England by 31 runs in a high-scoring sport in the course of the 2019 World Cup when the 2 groups final confronted one another.

The Virat Kohli-led aspect additionally misplaced their final bilateral sequence in mid-2018 throughout their tour of England.

The hosts additionally misplaced their earlier ODI sequence, to Australia, in December final 12 months.


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