PREVIEW: England’s limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan has promised to take not anything as a right when his aspect start their white-ball season away to Scotland on Sunday. Morgan’s males proceed their build-up to subsequent yr’s International Cup, which might be on house soil, with a one-day global in opposition to the Scots in Edinburgh on Sunday. Scotland may not be on the showpiece event after agonisingly lacking out on this yr’s International Cup qualifiers. However the non-Take a look at country have proven that they had the possible to embarrass the game’s elite and Morgan used to be in respectful temper forward of England’s first tournament in opposition to Scotland in 3 years. “It must be a actually just right recreation,” Morgan, whose England aspect are most sensible of the ODI scores, instructed journalists in Edinburgh on Saturday. We have not performed Scotland for somewhat some time. “We watched them play within the qualifying event for the 50-over International Cup subsequent yr, which used to be an especially aggressive event and I do not believe there used to be so much between the groups, so qualifying used to be tricky.
”It provides Scotland much more publicity and the times of no longer realizing who you will play in opposition to are long gone. They’re an especially aggressive aspect and we’re having a look ahead to it,” he added. After the Scotland tournament, England are at house to international champions Australia in a five-match one-day collection. However as Australia finished their arrangements for that contest with a one-day tournament in opposition to Middlesex — Morgan’s county — at Lord’s on Saturday, the England skipper used to be adamant he would deal with Scotland similar to another global group.
“Long gone are the times when there are any attainable banana skins or the rest like that,” the previous Eire batsman mentioned. Cricket is shifting ahead at a quick charge and each and every group is shifting ahead with you, so I might be expecting it to be very aggressive.”
England will face Scotland with out injured all-rounders Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes or wicket-keeper/batsman Jos Buttler who’s being rested. Sam Billings is about to take over in the back of the stumps, despite the fact that Take a look at keeper Jonny Bairstow is in England’s ODI squad. Alex Hales is in line to go back to the aspect rather than Stokes and bat at quantity 3 Morgan, who returned from harm with 100 for Middlesex this week, mentioned of Hales: “He batted smartly at 3 for us in Australia and he got here within the deciding recreation in Christchurch in New Zealand when Jason (Roy) went down and did exceptionally smartly.
“There’s a massive pageant for puts and we’re very fortunate.” Turning to Billings, he added: “I feel the batting determination is at all times tricky and we’re spoilt with 3 keepers and they’re all improbable batsmen. Jonny has been in nice shape, Jos is international elegance and Sam is making an attempt to get into the aspect. This can be a just right alternative for Sam, he has been away on the IPL and the Giant Bash and completed rather well and stepped forward his cricket.”
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First Revealed: June 10, 2018, 3:18 PM IST