Eoin Morgan unfazed by England potentially losing No 1 spot in ODI rankings to India

Source : Sky Sports

Eoin Morgan said he isn’t too concerned that India could possibly overtake England in the ODI rankings. Morgan also revealed that he is a major doubt for the second ODI against India in Pune due to a knock. England lost by 66 runs as they collapsed from 155-0 to 251 all out with Johnny Bairstow’s swashbuckling 94 from 66 balls going in vain.

“We don’t guard it at all, it’s not something that we talk about in the changing room. Everything is built towards planning being competitive at a World Cup and trying to improve our skills over that period of time.” Morgan said. “It’s about building a group of players that hopefully will bring something really top quality in a World Cup.”

Morgan required 4 stitches on his right hand when he split the webbing between the index finger and thumb while on the field. Sam Billings was another casualty for the tourists when he landed on his shoulder awkwardly. A shoulder injury had previously left Billings out of Englands 2019 World Cup-winning squad as he underwent injury.

“It’s never going to be at 100 per cent but it’s not that I can’t hold a bat. We’re going to wait 48 hours and see how it is,” he added. “It’s two different instances; when you have a split webbing, fielding is a concern and with Sam, landing while he’s fielding. We’re going to wait a while and to give us as much time as needed.”


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