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T20 Tri-series: Adil Rashid Believes Eoin Morgan Missing Out will be a Huge Blow for England

Adil Rashid
Adil Rashid has decided to give up red ball cricket. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

England is facing a rare slump in form in the limited-overs format, as they lost two consecutive T20 matches against Australia in the Trans-Tasman T20 tri-series.

England is yet to open their points tally in the tri-series. England’s top order had failed miserably in the series after winning the ODI series 4-1.

Another issue for the touring England side has been the ouster of their captain Eoin Morgan.

Eoin Morgan

England captain Eoin Morgan missed out the clash against Australia due to a groin injury. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

With the T20 series now shifting to New Zealand, the England team will be looking forward to a change in fortunes. Morgan who missed out the third T20 match due to a groin injury is one of the most experienced batsmen in the English batting department.

Eoin Morgan

England skipper Eoin Morgan is one of the most experienced batsmen in the England team. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

However, the English management is sweating it out before the start of the fourth T20 against New Zealand to be played against New Zealand in Wellington.

England spinner Adil Rashid feels if Eoin Morgan misses out and is unfit for the next few matches then it will be a huge blow for the team.

“Morgs has been a class act for England for many years, and if he’s out, he’s a big miss. He’s a leader, he’s our captain, and he has been for the past three years. He’s done a tremendous job, and he gives us input on and off the field – even Saturday he was there with information, where needed.” 

Adil Rashid picked up ten wickets in the ODI series for England. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

“He captains really well, he’s clued into the game, and he would be a big miss, so hopefully he’ll be back playing in a couple of days.”

England batting has failed in the T20 series, and Rashid feels this has been one frustrating part about this series that the bowlers haven’t had a comfortable total to bowl at in the series,

“It has been frustrating. Defending 130-odd when you come on to bowl is pretty hard work for the bowlers. Batsmen don’t play with any pressure when they need six or seven an over. In Twenty20 cricket that is fairly easy. We set ourselves high standards, but in these past two games we haven’t quite got it right.”

Rashid will also be looking forward to being one step ahead of his compatriots Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner who are currently the number one and three ranked T20 bowlers in the ICC rankings.

Ish Sodhi

Ish Sodhi is the number one ranked T20 bowler in the ICC ranking. Image Courtesy: Twitter

“We don’t look at people’s rankings or where they are. We just look to play the ball, not the bowler. If they come on, I’m sure we’ll have the aggressive mindset of looking to take them down, even if it is number one and number three in the world.”

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