England captain Eoin Morgan said on Monday that the upcoming three-game ODI series against India will be an opportunity for fringe players to make their case for the T20 World Cup, as the 50-year-old format also creates similar situations. in T20 cricket.
England have already lost the Test and T20Is series and the team led by Eoin Morgan, who are the reigning ODI world champions, will be desperate to show their authority in the format and sign with some pride.
“With the T20 World Cup around the corner playing any international cricket is a huge opportunity for the guys who have been on the sidelines and haven’t been selected so far,” said the World Cup-winning skipper on the eve of England’s ODI Series opener here. .
“When you score points and take out counters away from home. There is always a huge incentive to try to move your case forward.”
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Morgan said it would be exciting to “play three games on the same pitch against a very, very strong Indian team.”
“It’s a huge opportunity for everyone to get back into the mindset of facing cricket at over fifty. But it will also be an opportunity for the guys who haven’t had the chance. to really advance their cause, ”he said. .
The England skipper believes the 50-plus cricket comes very close to the T20I format in familiar scenarios, so the series would offer huge possibilities.
“There are pockets of the game that replicate T20 cricket and given that the changes are very limited between the two teams. Since the two teams are very similar, we consider the defined skills to be very valuable,” a- he declared.
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“I think they’re trying to figure out where fifty cricket overs will be in three years. This is going to be quite difficult. The challenge for us is always to try to explore and push the boundaries as much as possible, given the conditions. ”
England suffered a 1-3 defeat in the four-test series against India before losing the T20 five-game series 2-3 on Saturday.
“I think conditions that are a bit foreign to us naturally, like India, it’s always nice to step out of your comfort zone and learn more about your team and your game and try to make mistakes and learn, ”Morgan said.
The England skipper said the tests and the T20Is had been a learning experience for the team and they would hold his squad in good stead ahead of the T20 World Cup in October.
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“Even though we didn’t win the trophy (of the T20I series), we have learned a lot. It has been an extremely productive tour so far. I think the whole situation will be the World Cup,” did he declare.
“You don’t always have to win all the series to win the World Cup. You have to constantly improve, you have to be tested. You have to not learn that it means losing, which is part of your job. trip, ”Morgan mentioned.
India lost to England by 31 points in a high-scoring game at the 2019 World Cup, when the two sides last faced each other.
The team led by Virat Kohli also lost their last bilateral streak in mid-2018 during their tour of England.
The hosts also lost their previous ODI round, to Australia, in December of last year.