Hosts India and England will be engaged in a T20 series, starting by Friday, which will be followed by a three-match ODI rubber.
“It will be a learning process from our point of view, going through the positions we could find ourselves in seven months at the World Cup, with a perfect scenario where we play against one of the best teams in the world. , in their backyard and we know they’re very hard to beat, ”Morgan said.
He was addressing a pre-match press conference here.
Morgan said India, led by Virat Kohli, are a very tough team to beat in their backyard and limited overs matches will be a challenge for his team.
“Yes, I’m probably reproducing the answer. India is the team to beat as we face them away. It’s a very tough team to beat in India,” Morgan said ahead of the opening. the series at Narendra Modi Stadium.
“Given that the World Cup is here I think they will enter the World Cup as favorites so it will be a great test for us and a great challenge and throughout the tour and not just for the T20s, “added the 34-year-old Dublin-born Drummer.
According to the captain, all of his players are fit and available for selection. And that also includes the Jofra Archer stimulator.
“Yes, everyone is fit to play and Jofra is available for the show,” he said.
Morgan, however, declined to talk about the roster of the team.
“No, I’m not giving you my head up high,” joked the English skipper when asked about the opening combination.
He was also asked about Archer’s workload management and Morgan said the 25-year-old pacemaker will be rested ahead of the T20 World Cup.
“I think it’s with the players in three formats that we have, they’re a handful of guys. They’re very well managed, you look back at the backend from December and also from January, Jofra was gone and there would be different pockets throughout. ”
“… After the IPL, around the summer and before the World Cup, where Jofra will be rested and will be really well looked after physically and mentally,” Morgan concluded.
The next T20 World Cup will take place in India later this year.