England skipper Eoin Morgan believes their next match against Australia will be one of their most difficult matches in the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup.
Having won two out of two games so far in the tournament, England is set to face a stern test against Australia. Aaron Finch and co. have also won their first two matches quite comfortably and will be looking to arrest England’s momentum on Saturday.
“It’s probably going to be one of our most difficult games of this group stage. Australia are a strong side. Our level of performance and intensity has been very good and the challenge is to continue that for our next three games in pursuit of getting to that next stage,” Morgan said in a news conference.
Eoin Morgan and co. looking to send a strong anti-discriminatory message
The England skipper also pointed out that the team will continue to send anti-discriminatory messages in any shape or form. Prior to the Bangladesh game, England was disallowed to wear special T-shirts displaying a message of unity as it was against ICC kit regulations.
“Certainly, from our side of things, not being allowed to have our moment of unity before a game is just something we’ve talked about during the two matches that we’ve played. Later this afternoon, we’re going to talk about it again because if we’re not allowed to take our stance against all discrimination, we need to try and find something else that makes a difference for this period of time.”
“We’ve talked about a collective message being powerful. We didn’t want to commit to anything unless everybody wanted to do it because that’s the best way to raise awareness, educate, and have it come across as a powerful message. We’re quite restricted as to what we can do in ICC events so there’s a chance that might not happen,” Morgan concluded.
England takes on Australia on October 30 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.