After the completion of a stunning Test series, now, it is the time for the ODI format of the game. Both the sides are eager to show their mojo to entertain the cricket fanatics. Meanwhile, the skipper of England, Eoin Morgan wants his side to learn about the conditions and play according to the game plan.
Despite the flop show in Test format, England is a force to reckon with in the ODI games. They have developed the habit of playing the aggressive cricket in 50 overs to counterattack the opposition. However, Morgan believes that it won’t suit to Windies conditions.
Need to stick to the plan – Eoin Morgan
The English skipper quoted that the batsmen should show their patience at the crease and follow the game plan. He believes that it won’t be easy against the Windies side, who are always a tough side to beat at home. Morgan asks his players to wary of the threat posed by the Windies players.
“Coming here poses one of our stronger challenges because the surfaces do not lend themselves to expansive, aggressive cricket — it’s more about sticking to your game plan,” Morgan told reporters. Any side can be a threat on the day. West Indies are very strong at the moment and we’re not taking them lightly.”
We learnt to be the ease with favourites tag for ICC World Cup 2019:
Of late, almost every former cricketer or the analyst termed that England will be the strong favourites to win the ICC World Cup 2019. Speaking of the same, Eoin Morgan quoted that they learnt how to tackle the pressure of being favourites in the tournament.
“There’s a chance we’ll go in favourites. We’ve spoken about it and don’t mind the tag, we’ve learnt to be at ease with it,” Morgan added. Every series that we’ve played has almost been a rehearsal for the build-up for the big occasion so I can’t imagine anything is going to change. We’re excited about it because we’ve been building to it for so long.”
However, the England and Wales Cricket Board got a settled squad in the ODI format with all the departments being covered with the eligible players. The home conditions will also put them as one of the favourites to win the tournament.