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Eoin Morgan dominated out of T20 sequence in opposition to West Indies; Moeen Ali to guide

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England have suffered a physique blow, as their captain Eoin Morgan will miss the rest of the T20 sequence in opposition to the West Indies as a result of a thigh harm. Moeen Ali, who captained the guests within the third T20I, will lead within the last two video games as properly.

Morgan sat out Thursday’s sport after failing a health take a look at, with vice-captain Ali stepping as much as the function. The veteran will proceed to be on the sidelines, as confirmed by the ECB. It was subsequently revealed that the 35-year previous has a low-grade quadriceps harm on his proper thigh.

The England Cricket Board (ECB) released an announcement on this regard:

“Comply with-up testing revealed he sustained a proper thigh muscle harm which, while comparatively minor, will forestall him from taking part in additional video games through the present tour.”

Morgan hasn’t been in the very best of kind, making 13 and 12 within the first two T20Is in Bridgetown, Barbados. West Indies beat England by 9 wickets within the first sport earlier than the top-ranked T20I crew sneaked a one-run win within the second to stage the sequence.

The third T20 worldwide on Thursday noticed the West Indies reclaim the lead within the sequence with a 20-run victory. Rovman Powell’s maiden T20I ton had set England a frightening goal of 225 to chase in twenty overs. Tom Banton (73) and debutant Phil Salt (57)’s promising efforts went in useless. Romario Shepherd emerged because the decide of the bowlers for the West Indies, taking three wickets.


“Growth of our sport is extra essential than a sequence win” – Eoin Morgan

England cricket team. (Credits: Getty)
England cricket crew. (Credit: Getty)

Morgan beforehand mentioned that he seen the sequence as a chance to develop England’s participant pool forward of the T20 World Cup in Australia later this yr. He spoke about fringe gamers getting alternatives to press their case within the absence of first-team regulars, saying:

“The entire tour is one the place the event of our sport is extra essential than a sequence win. We have gone via this course of earlier than, and figuring out the extent of intensit, and our efficiency is much extra essential than the outcome.”

“A variety of gifted guys will get alternatives all through this sequence. which could be very thrilling, not just for the crew, however for them as properly. They do not get quite a lot of alternative to undergo a course of like this so, for our long-term planning, as we attempt to have deeper, stronger squads, it is essential,” Morgan continued , as quoted by ESPN Cricinfo.

In the meantime, England should regroup shortly forward of the fourth T20I in opposition to the West Indies to take the sequence to a decider.


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