Eoin Morgan, who has limited England, said on Thursday there will be more rotation in the XI in the upcoming T20Is against Pakistan. The first of three T20Is will be played in Nottingham from July 16, the next match will be played in Leeds on July 18 and the last T20I will be played on July 20 in Manchester.
The Three Lions beat Pakistan 3-0 in the ODI three-game series, even though management had to pick a second-place squad as three members of the first-choice squad tested positive for COVID-19. Ben Stokes managed a squad that contained 9 players not selected when he was announced, but crushed Babar Azam’s side in all three matches.
The priority throughout the series will be giving the guys opportunities and there will be 100% more rotation: Eoin Morgan
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have named a full team for the T20I series against Pakistan under the leadership of Eoin Morgan who is returning from isolation. Speaking of the upcoming series, he confirmed that there will be more rotation in the XI game as the priority will be giving opportunities to everyone.
“Not knowing what lies ahead, we have to deepen our strength a little more. You will see us offering opportunities and going through various little options over the next three games for possible injury replacements for some players in the squad ”, ESPNCricinfo quoted Morgan.
“100 per cent [there will be more rotation]. The priority throughout the series will be giving guys opportunities and treating it like it’s our last chance to watch guys in different positions. I still think the roles will be the same, but there will be a rotation within the team ”, he added.
James Vince and Saqib Mahmood made the world of good themselves: Eoin Morgan
There were also questions about whether Saqib Mahmood and James Vince will have the chance to play against Pakistan in the T20I, after impressive outings against the Men in Green in the ODI series. Vince marked his first ODI century in the 3rd match, guiding England to a comfortable victory while chasing 332 races. Mahmood, meanwhile, selected 9 wickets in 3 games, including the best of 4/42 at the first ODI in Cardiff which routed Pakistan for 141 races.
“They made a world of good to each other, to be honest. The only thing you watch when guys come in and out is a definite improvement from the moment they [first] seize the opportunity when the next opportunity arrives. Both guys mentioned and [James Vince] were exceptional “, Morgan said.
Additionally, Morgan confirmed that versatile Ben Stokes’ finger injury has yet to heal 100%.