England limited overs Eoin Morgan Thursday said the XI will turn more in the upcoming T20Is against Pakistan. The first of the three T20Is will be played from July 16 at Nottingham, the next match will be played on July 18 in Leeds and the last T20I will be played on July 20 in Manchester.
The Three Lions defeated Pakistan 3-0 in the three-match ODI series, although the management had to choose a second match as three members of the first-choice group tested positive for COVID-19. Ben Stokes led a squad that contained 9 unbeaten players when it was announced, but crushed Babar Azam’s team in all three games.
The priority during the series is to give guys opportunities and there will be 100% more rotation: Eoin Morgan
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have appointed a full-fledged team for the T20I series against Pakistan under the captaincy of Eoin Morgan returning from isolation. He talked about the upcoming series and confirmed that there will be more rotation to play XI as the priority is to give opportunities to everyone.
‘Because we do not know what lies ahead, we need to look more deeply at more strength. You will see how we give opportunities and in the next three games will do different options to replace possible injuries for certain players in the group. ” ESPNCricinfo quoted Morgan as saying.
‘100 percent [there will be more rotation]. The priority during the series is to give guys opportunities and treat it like it’s our last chance to look at guys in different positions. I still think the roles will be the same, but the whole group will be turned around. ” he added.
James Vince and Saqib Mahmood made themselves the world of good: Eoin Morgan
There were also questions about whether Saqib Mahmood and James Vince would get a chance to play against Pakistan in the T20Is, after impressive heats against the Men in Green in the ODI series. Vince scored his first ODI century in the 3rd match, leading England to a comfortable victory while chasing 332 runs. Mahmood, on the other hand, picked up 9 wickets in 3 matches, including the best of 4/42 in the first ODI in Cardiff, which tipped Pakistan to 141 runs.
‘They did themselves the world of good, to be honest. The one thing you look for when guys come in and out is a clear improvement from the time they [first] get the opportunity until the time comes for the next opportunity. The two guys called and [James Vince] was outstanding, ” Morgan said.
Furthermore, Morgan confirmed that fullback Ben Stokes’ finger injury has not yet healed 100%.