England‘s rookie captain Eoin Morgan on Thursday supported batsman Ian Bell to continue his good appearance from the warm-up matches ahead of the tri-series, including Australia and India, and the upcoming International Cricket Council Cricket World Cup 2015.
Ian Bell scored 187 runs against the Prime Minister’s XI, the highest score till now by an English batsman in a One Day match, as England completed their construction ahead of the 1st game against Australia in the tri-series on Friday.
Eoin Morgan supported Ian Bell to make a huge impact on the side after returning him to the top of the batting order following the Sri Lanka tour.
He said that Ian is one of our most experienced cricketers. He is a class performer and has proved that over a very long span of time especially in Test match cricket. He also added that Ian’s experience over the next couple of months is going to be important in their success and so far he is looked in great touch and yesterday was a great example of that. Ian was merciless in what he did, very professional and took edge of conditions which is what they are looking for.
ECB website made comments which said Eoin Morgan also took time to laud the team of players he has at his disposal, and suggested they could be well placed to astonish a few teams over the coming months in the ICC World Cup 2015.
Eoin Morgan was quoted saying: “The priority for us is obviously winning games going forward. It would be nice to be sitting here at the end of the series with some silverware and be very confident of where we’re going as a side and very confident of what our side is going to be. We have a handful of free-spirited cricketers and Moeen (Ali) is one of them and in order to have a successful campaign out here I think its crucial we have guys comfortable and confident enough to play their own game.”
He also supported his teammates to continue with their aggressive approach to batting, and said that he thinks the group of players need the trust and confidence within the group to go and play the way the team do.