ICC World Cup 2019 | We are looking to express ourselves in the tournament, says Eoin Morgan

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ICC World Cup 2019 | We are looking to express ourselves in the tournament, says Eoin Morgan

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SportsCafe Desk

05/22/2019

Eoin Morgan said that he hopes his side will express themselves as they have been doing for the last four years in the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019, starting May 30. Morgan also spoke about the exclusion of England international players David Willey and Joe Denly from the 15-man World Cup squad.

The England cricket recently pulled off a 4-0 ODI series win against Pakistan on Sunday. The home side were far more superior in all the departments against Sarfraz Ahmed & Co. as they emerged as winners at the end of the five-match saga.

England skipper, Eoin Morgan, is happy with how his team has made progress in the last two years which has seen them make it to the top of the ICC ODI team rankings ahead of India. The former Ireland international is hopeful that his 15- man team will express themselves well in the upcoming World Cup on home soil.

“Our exceptional days are better than we could have imagined – the world records etc – I could never have seen those at the start of 2015.

“It’s a huge opportunity, we’re looking to express ourselves and continue to play as we have in the last four years. The other one is to inspire the next generation of cricketers to come into the game and pick up a ball and a bat, hopefully come out of the tournament worshipping one of the guys in our team,” Morgan said at the launch of England’s official kit for the World Cup.

The British captain can’t wait to start the World Cup campaign opener against South Africa but will have to first participate in a warm-up match against reigning world champions Australia in Southampton on Saturday. Morgan further addressed the exclusion of David Willey and Joe Denly from the ODI squad for the global showpiece.

“It’s simply because over the course of the tournament we need to cover all possible cases with the squad and the fact we have three frontline bowlers (Archer, Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett) who all take the new ball affected that decision.

 “I spoke to Dave and Joe last night and obviously said longer term, with the length of the tournament we are likely to get injuries – they are next in line, no doubt about that. I still see them playing a part in our World Cup campaign. It is but a tough decision had to be made and hopefully the right one for the squad,” Morgan added.

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