MORGAN BACKS CARBERRY

The stand-in captain of the England ODI team, Eoin Morgan, has said that the Hampshire opening batsman Michael Carberry has got a lot of experience and he will bounce back from his poor debut match.

Carberry made his ODI debut for England by playing in the one off ODI against Ireland at Malahide. It proved to be a terrible day for the 32 years left handed batsman. He struggled in the field and dropped a couple of important catches. Then, when he was called upon to roll his arm over, he gave away 12 runs in his very first over and Morgan decided not to give him any more overs.

The English fans had massive expectations with Carberry when he came out to open England’s innings with Luke Wright, and so did the online bookmakers. He was coming out of a great Friends Life T20 tournament and he was expected to flourish against a relatively weaker Irish side. But, that didn’t happen. Carberry continued to struggle with the bat too. He perished after scoring just 10 runs.

Talking to the reporters in the post match press conference, Morgan said, “You do get a bit nervous in your debut game. It happens with everyone. Carbs is someone who has been around in the domestic circuit since quite a while. So, he is not lacking experience and I am sure he will be able to bounce back.”

When asked about the probable England line up for the first game against Australia, Morgan said, “I can’t say anything about that at the moment. We will have to see the conditions first. After that, any decision will be taken regarding the playing XI.”

England will take on Australia in the 1st match of the 5-match ODI series at Headingley, Leeds on Friday.