English all-rounder makes his way into the squad for India T20I series
The last match of the series will be played on Sunday in Bristol.
Published - Jul 7, 2018 4:49 pm | Updated - Jul 7, 2018 7:45 pm
England are currently playing a three-match T20I series versus India. The Brits won their previous match at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff and drew level in the series with one match remaining in Bristol, which is scheduled to be played on Sunday. Earlier, the home team lost pacer Tom Curran due to injury and left-hand batsman Dawid Malan was roped in as his replacement.
Meanwhile, all-rounder, Ben Stokes has also found his place back in the team for the final T20I. He played in Durham’s first match in this year’s T20 Blast and scored 90 runs from 68 balls. His knock was carved with eight boundaries and five sixes. He was the lone performer in their team as Durham fell short by 44 runs against Yorkshire, chasing 201 runs as per reports in The Times of India (TOI).
“Alex always makes it difficult”- Morgan on Hales
After yesterday’s victory, Eoin Morgan, the English limited overs skipper, put forth their tactic of bringing players midway for the benefit of the team. Stokes’ inclusion may see an exclusion of Alex Hales or Jake Ball from the eleven. However, Hales’ stupendous half-century has added to the Brits’ selection conundrum. Morgan, during his chat, also talked about the batsman’s chance to play the next match.
“He comes into the squad for the next game and he is a fantastic player and it will be a difficult decision to make. We have made calls like this in the past and we will make the call for the benefit of the team and put out our strongest XI,” Eoin Morgan mentioned.
“Alex always makes it difficult particularly in T20 cricket. He has played a lot of T20 for us and he is a very experienced campaigner. An innings like that gives him a pretty strong case for the next game. He really did play brilliantly. He has played a lot international T20 cricket and he has played a lot around the world. It was a mature innings,” the middle-order batsman added.
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