Everybody in our squad is vital and we don’t want injuries: Eoin Morgan
England thrashed the Windies in emphatic fashion at Southampton to register yet another win in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup. Their depth in the line-up was clearly visible as the players executed the plan to perfection. Skipper Eoin Morgan looked pleased post the 8-wicket win. He also spoke on Jason Roy’s injury and Joe Root’s good day in the office.
On Roy’s injury, Morgan said “It’s the back. It’s a bit sore at the moment. Jason Roy has potentially tweaked his hamstring. He’s gone for a scan and we have to see it for the next 48 hours. I’ve had back spasms in the past and we have to see over the next 24-48 hours.
Jofra Archer and Mark Wood scalped three wickets each as the Windies fold out for 212 in the 45th over. Root made the most of the opportunity and hit an unbeaten hundred while batting as an opener. England chased down the modest total in 33.1 overs.
“Everybody in our squad is vital, and we don’t want injuries. I think we had a really good day at the office today. The way the bowlers stuck to plans on that surface was outstanding. Continued to create chances through the middle overs. Joe (Root) has had an absolute day out. He’s the glue that keeps the team together.” the skipper said.
Morgan on Jofra Archer and their next opponent
The Windies were looking threatening at 54/1 until the pacers struck at regular intervals. They lost two wickets in a span of three balls and failed to recover from there on. (Joffra Archer) He is a pleasure to captain. He loves the challenge and to overcome it. Our plans have remained the same throughout, even though the personnel have changed. The guys are executing the plans better, and you need players that can play a part through the tournament. (On Afghanistan) They’re a side we’ve actually struggled against in the past. We have to put in our research.” he added.
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