English captain Eoin Morgan, speaking in Sydney ahead of two World Cup warm-up games against the West Indies starting on Monday, criticized as “absolutely ridiculous” suggestion that the cricket bat size should be decreased after the International Cricket Council World Cup, which is jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand and begins on February 14.

The report says that the International Cricket Council (ICC) want to decrease bat sizes to prohibit batsmen from obtaining inequitable advantage from heavy willows which can struck even mishits into the crowd.

Eoin Morgan disagreed that larger bats were an issue.

He said on Saturday that he thinks it is “ridiculous, absolutely ridiculous”. The fact that they can focus on the size of bat where the rule changes have been made so that players bowl with 2 new balls. The ball is never any older than 25 overs and the team have an extra player in the circle. That is a point in itself. He has not come across a bat yet where he has said ‘this is ridiculous’.

Morgan said he was assured England could give their best against Australia in the ICC World Cup.

He said that the focus has to be England as a team. If they front up and play as well as they can then surely England can beat Australia. Australia had the momentum throughout the summer but England had players performing well and this is what they are striving to do.

 

 

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