ICC World Cup 2019: England Skipper Eoin Morgan Fractures his Finger Ahead of the Tournament Opener
England Cricket Team skipper Eoin Morgan has fractured his left index finger on May 24 (Friday) while doing a fielding drill during the training session. However, he will be fit for the ICC World Cup 2019 curtain-raiser on May 30 against South Africa at the Oval.
Morgan to miss the warm-up games
Meanwhile, Eoin Morgan copped up the injury practising with his teammates at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton ahead of Saturday’s unofficial World Cup warm-up against Australia. He took a blow on his finger during catching. He soon rushed to the hospital to get his X-ray done which revealed that injury is not very serious as one thought at the beginning.
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in a statement said that Eoin Morgan will miss the upcoming practice game against Australia. He has suffered a small fracture to his left index finger. However, he will be available for selection for the World Cup opener.
“England captain Eoin Morgan has sustained a small flake fracture to his left index finger,” an ECB statement said.
“He will not take part in the match (against Australia), but is expected to make a full recovery and be available for England’s opening ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup match against South Africa at The Oval on Thursday May 30,” it added.
Meanwhile, Eoin Morgan is an important stakeholder in that England line-up. He has led the team to the pinnacle spot of the ODI ranking after their ouster from the group stages in the 2015 ICC World Cup. Besides, he is also in good form with the bat in the middle order and holds things tight from one end. The southpaw recently scored two fifties in the 4-0 win over Pakistan. Morgan can also play shots as and when required which makes him a crucial campaigner for England.
The England skipper has represented England in 222 one-day internationals and averages 39.64 including 12 centuries and 45 half-centuries.