The stand-in captain of the England one day side, Eoin Morgan, has said that he has got full faith in his young players and he expects them to put up a better performance in the third ODI game against Australia tomorrow.
England is currently down by 0-1 in the series courtesy the huge defeat that they had suffered the other day at Old Trafford. One more defeat would make it impossible for the hosts to win the series.
In the Old Trafford game, England was completely outsmarted by the Kangaroos. The men in red struggled both with bat and ball and ended up being defeated by 80 odd runs.
When asked about that defeat by Unibet, Morgan said, “The wicket there was not a belter and we shouldn’t have allowed them to get to 315. It was far too much on that pitch.”
“The credit goes to them. They went after our strike bowlers which made things difficult for us.”
“We have got quite a few guys who can roll their arms over if needed and that’s the reason why we had gone with only 4 bowlers. But, unfortunately, it was a poor day in the office.”
“We need to back ourselves. We can still win the series. I have got faith in the lads and I am expecting them to step up in tomorrow’s game.”
On the other hand, the Kangaroo captain Michael Clarke has said that his boys put up a great all round performance.
Clarke said, “It’s great to have the taste of victory after such a tough test series. Getting to 300 was a very good effort on that wicket and then, our quicks bowled in great areas.”
Edgbaston will host tomorrow’s game between these two teams. The pitches at this venue generally help spinners. So, the leggie Fawad Ahmed will be the key for Australia.