Eoin Morgan has been dominated out of the final two ODIs of the sequence in opposition to India.© AFP
England captain Eoin Morgan will miss the last two ODIs of the three-match sequence in opposition to India after he sustained a break up webbing between his thumb and index finger through the first ODI on Tuesday, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) stated on Thursday. Moreover, Sam Billings, who sustained a bruised collar bone whereas fielding in the first ODI, shall be unavailable for the second ODI along with his participation within the ultimate sport to be determined in the end. Liam Livingstone will make his debut on Friday within the second ODI, ECB stated, and Dawid Malan, who was within the squad as a canopy, shall be obtainable for choice within the ultimate two video games. Jos Buttler will lead the England facet in Morgan’s absence.
Morgan went by way of a fielding drill on Thursday on the MCA Stadium in Pune, the venue for all three ODIs, and declared himself unfit.
“I had the hand re-dressed before the start of training today but it quickly became apparent that I found myself protecting the injury and getting into the wrong positions to catch the ball,” ECB’s web site quoted Morgan as saying.
“There’s nowhere to hide on the field in international cricket these days, especially in limited-over formats so it didn’t require any great thought to make myself unavailable.
“It was a freak damage and it is extraordinarily irritating however there’s nothing I can do about it. It’s now only a case of letting the reduce heal. I’ve each confidence in Jos and the remainder of the squad coping with out me.”
While Livingstone is guaranteed a debut, Malan could come into the XI as a like-for-like replacement for Morgan in the second ODI.
England will play to avoid wasting the sequence on Friday after having misplaced the primary sport by 66 runs.
The ultimate match of the sequence shall be performed on March 28.
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