IND vs ENG: Eoin Morgan break up the webbing between his proper thumb and index finger in the course of the 1st ODI.© AFP
England skipper Eoin Morgan and Sam Billings are uncertain for the second ODI in opposition to India on Friday after sustaining accidents within the series-opener, dealing a recent blow to the facet’s floundering marketing campaign. The guests suffered setbacks of their 66-run defeat after the skipper break up the webbing between his proper thumb and index finger that required 4 stitches. In one other incident, Billings injured his collarbone following a clumsy dive to cease a boundary. “We’re going to wait 48 for hours and see how it is…give as much time as needed to hopefully be available for Friday,” Morgan mentioned on the post-match interplay.
Morgan, who scored 22 as England had been bowled out for 251 in pursuit of India’s 318, mentioned his batting wouldn’t be 100 per cent given the damage and fielding too is a priority with a break up webbing.
Billings, who had dislocated his left shoulder to overlook their triumphant marketing campaign within the 2019 World Cup, too batted within the stiff run chase, and scored 18.
“I haven’t spoken with Sam about his batting so I don’t know in his instance… In mine, it’s never going to be at 100 per cent but it’s not that I can’t hold a bat,” Morgan mentioned.
Down 0-1, the world champions face a must-win scenario within the second of the three ODIs on Friday. Going ahead, Morgan mentioned, they’d give nearly all of their gamers alternatives which may imply openings for Matt Parkinson, Reece Topley and uncapped Liam Livingstone.
“ODI cricket has been the vehicle to grow our squad and try and improve beyond our best XI on the field so there will be opportunities for guys coming in,” Morgan mentioned.
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