ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Eoin Morgan Reveals About His Injured Finger’s Condition
England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan suffered a finger injury on Friday (24th May). Later, Morgan has revealed that it was a small fracture. He is expected to be fit ahead of the opening match of the upcoming Cricket World Cup.
During the catching practice session, Eoin Morgan received a massive blow on his left index finger. Soon, he was rushed to the hospital for the x-rays.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) released a short statement on this.
It stated, “Eoin Morgan took a knock to his left index finger fielding this morning. He is going to the hospital after practice for a precautionary X-ray,”
It’s the best I could have hoped for – Eoin Morgan about his injury
Later, Eoin Morgan has revealed that it was not a serious injury. Though that injured finger has faced a small fracture, Morgan believes that he will be fit before the opening match of the upcoming Cricket World Cup.
The 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup will begin on 30th May when the host side England will face South Africa at The Oval (London). England and Wales will host this 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup till 14th July.
However, Morgan will miss their first pre-World Cup warm-up match. On Saturday (25th May), England will face Australia in their first warm-up match at Southampton.
Due to this injury, Morgan is likely to miss their second and final pre-World Cup warm-up match too. On upcoming Monday (27th May), England will play against Afghanistan at The Oval (London) in their last warm-up game.
On Friday, Morgan clarified about his finger injury on the Cricket World Cup Twitter account.
He said in a video, “It’s the best I could have hoped for. I dropped a catch at training and dislocated it earlier and there’s a very small fracture in there.
“I’m going to miss the game [against Australia] unfortunately but as regards the first game of the tournament, I should be fit to go. I was delighted; I’m just disappointed I can’t play golf this evening.”
🗣 "The digit is the best I could have hoped"@Eoin16 puts a nation's fears to rest and confirms that he will be right for the opening match of #CWC19 despite suffering a dislocated and minor finger fracture at training. pic.twitter.com/PYx5qSYtC4
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) May 24, 2019
Soon, Eoin Morgan will be the first England cricketer to play 200 ODI matches
If Eoin Morgan plays the opening match of 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup against South Africa, he will be the first cricketer to play 200 ODIs for England. Recently, he became the most-capped ODI player for England after surpassing the previous record of Paul Collingwood’s 197 ODIs for England.
It will be the second time when Eoin Morgan will lead England cricket team in the Cricket World Cup. He led this side in the previous edition of the tournament (2015) where England ended their journey at the end of Group Stages.
However, the present England ODI team has a different attitude. They are currently one of the best ODI sides, and they are one of the top favourites to win the upcoming Cricket World Cup. England is the no.1-ranked ODI side at present which they are carrying on since May 2018.
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