Trans-Tasman Tri-series 2018: Eoin Morgan a doubtful starter for next game

Interestingly, even New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson could miss out on the game due to back injury.

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England batsman Eoin Morgan leaves the field after being dismissed. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

English skipper Eoin Morgan is doubtful for the next game of the ongoing tri-series in Australia and New Zealand. England are scheduled to play New Zealand at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington on February 13. England have lost their last two matches in the series – with both defeats coming against the Australian side.

Also, the Kiwi team will arrive in to the game after a crushing defeat against Australia. For now, the England team looks concerned with a groin injury to their captain Eoin Morgan. Morgan had missed out the previous game against Australia as well. As per the recent reports in the BBC, Eoin Morgan was not seen batting in the nets a day prior to the match day.

In his absence, Jos Buttler is most likely to continue as the stand in skipper. Meanwhile, James Vince will fill in for Morgan in the playing eleven. Interestingly, even New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson could miss out on the game due to back injury.

‘Under-performed as a team’

Commenting on the plight of the series, English opener Jason Roy looked skeptical about the team’s performance. He admitted that the England team did not play good enough in the first two games. He hopes to put forth a much improved performance in the upcoming fixture.

“We’ve under-performed as a team and because of that we’ve got a bee in our bonnet. We want to make sure the next game is a strong performance,” quoted Jason Roy.

Furthermore, he added that the team realizes the importance of being smarter in their approach towards the game. At the very same time, the team wishes to continue playing their aggressive brand of cricket. He feels that the current bunch is way more talented than what the recent results reflect.

“It’s not just about being aggressive and hitting the ball out of the park, it’s recognising we have got the firepower and being smarter with it. Playing aggressive cricket, an aggressive brand and all that, that’s not just what we’re about. In the past we’ve played a lot smarter cricket. It’s been hugely frustrating because of the line-up we’ve got,” Roy mentioned.

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