England has received a huge injury scare just 5 days ahead of the start of the 2019 World Cup as their ODI skipper Eoin Morgan has sustained an injury on his left index finger in training. He has gone for a precautionary X-ray which has been announced by the England and Wales Cricket Board.
The English skipper was having his practice sessions with his teammates at the Ages Bowl ahead of their warm-up clash against arch-rivals Australia. It was during the catching drills that Morgan took a blow on his left index finger. He has been taken for a precautionary X-ray as claimed by ECB.
“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,” a short statement from the ECB read. It will be a huge blow to England if Morgan is ruled out of the showpiece event owing to an injury. He is a big player for them and is a proven match winner and an effective skipper as well.
England will go into the tournament as one of the top contenders to lift their maiden World Cup title. They have a top-class side and are currently the top-ranked side in ODI cricket at the moment. The squad has been bolstered by the inclusion of Jofra Archer who very recently became eligible to play for England. He might well be the X factor for them which they are looking for in a big tournament like the World Cup.
England came into the tournament on the back of a 4-0 series victory against Pakistan. Their batting line-up has looked quite ominous. However, their bowling line-up was found wanting during the series as they conceded totals of more than 340 on 3 occasions. However, it was a sensational batting performance from England through the series which helped them win it 4-0.