Dhoni's records speaks for himself, reckons Eoin Morgan

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English limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan is all excited for the series against India. England have two warm-up matches to play before they head into the ODI series. The first of the 3-match ODI series begins on January 15 at Pune. They will then play 3 T20Is against the home side. As per the quotes in OneIndia, the English skipper was all praise for the former Indian skipper MS Dhoni.

He cited that the records that Dhoni has as a captain is a testimony of how good a captain he is. England will take on India A in the warm-up matches and Dhoni will lead the India A side in the first game. Talking about the new captain, Morgan mentioned that Virat Kohli has an advantage as he has been the leader of the Test team for quite some time now. However, only time will tell how he shapes up for the role.

“MS is obviously a very good captain, has been for a long time and his leadership in the 2011 World Cup was exceptional. His record speaks for itself. Virat has a little bit of an advantage in that he has been captain in the Test scene now. Of course he is a very good player. You know, until you captain (lead), you don’t know how things will go,” quoted Eoin Morgan.

England were badly beaten and bruised in the Test series. They faced a 0-4 drubbing at the hands of India recently. Morgan believes that it will have no impact on the limited overs series. “They are motivated. In India, regardless which format has been played first, the side generally improves since this side has been together there has been no backlash or repercussions from any performance. I don’t expect it to have any effect,” quoted the Irish born cricketer.

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He further mentioned that the England team only has limited-overs fixture to be involved till the Champions Trophy. He feels that will be an advantage for the side. Also, with two next major ICC events scheduled in England, the team will boast of the home advantage.

“I am extremely excited about the next 5-6 months leading towards the Champions Trophy as we have only white ball cricket from now upto that. I think in the context of the next 5 months, it’s important to get a good start. For the build in that we have has and our record at home, considering that the next two ICC tournaments are at home, it’s crucial,” conceded Eoin Morgan.