Eoin Morgan defends England’s selection decisions after opting against introducing new faces

‘We needed to win the sequence’: Eoin Morgan defends England’s selection decisions after opting against introducing new faces regardless of utterly outclassing Sri Lanka

  • Eoin Morgan insisted England did the best factor to rigidly follow their Plan A
  • Despite outclassing Sri Lanka there was no introduction of new gamers
  • George Garton and Tom Banton might have been given uncommon alternatives
  • But Morgan says his precedence is solely to win each match that England play

Eoin Morgan has defended England’s lack of journey in one of the crucial one-sided and forgettable white-ball sequence in reminiscence.

Only the Bristol rain stopped what should be the worst Sri Lanka aspect since their elevation to Test cricket within the early 80s dropping all six T20 and 50-over video games against an England aspect that caught rigidly to Plan A.

That meant Morgan failed to provide alternatives to the likes of Tom Banton and newcomer George Garton, even with England 2-0 up going into Sunday’s closing one-day worldwide, and refused to experiment by batting first in any of the 50-over video games.

Eoin Morgan has defended England’s selection decisions after they outclassed Sri Lanka

England decided against bringing in the likes of George Garton and instead stuck to Plan A

England determined against bringing within the likes of George Garton and as an alternative caught to Plan A

‘We always ask questions of ourselves,’ insisted Morgan after Sunday’s abandonment when Sri Lanka had been bowled out for 166. ‘But it’s uncommon we are going to put somebody in only for a one-off sport. It doesn’t maintain lots of context except it’s coping with a string of matches.

‘When you identify a player to come into a squad I believe you should always invest in their talent and think long-term. Give him a number of opportunities rather than just one after he’s been across the aspect for some time and turns into snug.’

Morgan’s choice is all the time for England to chase nevertheless it was a shock he didn’t bat first as soon as, not least maybe with a view to offering a greater spectacle for spectators who had greater than their fill of Sri Lankan mediocrity.

But the World Cup profitable captain insisted he ought to all the time do what’s greatest to win the sport in entrance of him, particularly now every ‘lifeless rubber’ counts in direction of World Cup qualification.

‘We wanted to win the series,’ added Morgan. ‘There’s 10 factors for every sport you play and we’re in the identical mould as everybody else.’ 

Morgan consistently opted to field first as England's bowlers proved too good for the batsmen

Morgan persistently opted to area first as England’s bowlers proved too good for the batsmen


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