Eoin Morgan slams batting for their poor display against the Lankans
England captain Eoin Morgan expressed his dissatisfaction about their batting performances after side’s shocking 20-run defeat against Sri Lanka on Friday, June 21 at Headingly, Leeds.
“We didn’t deserve to win today,” Morgan said.
“In the chase we didn’t do the fundamentals of getting significant partnerships going. There were two or three great individual performances, however Sri Lanka deserved to win and we didn’t do what’s needed to win. Regardless of whether we had nicked it toward the end, I figure we would have robbed the game with one incredible individual performance.”
He also stated that the wickets of Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes were the turning points of the game. After that, they wouldn’t able to recover the loss. “I would say there were many wickets that were defining moments, just in the way that you have players coming in at 6 who averages 40, 7 averaging 30. We bat right down. So each and every one is very noteworthy in light of the fact that each and every one could set up a partnership that could win you the game.”
On Friday, Majestic Malinga and magnificent Mathews glittered in their own special way to shock the title aspirant England in low scoring match at Headingly, Leeds by 20 runs. This was the second defeat of England. They earlier lost to Pakistan.
However, the skipper urged that they were looking forward to the next all important game against Australia on Tuesday, June 25 at Lord’s and would be much aggressive in that match. “England against Australia matches are big games and that will bring loads of intensity. This will hurt for a couple of days, however we prepare for the following game.”
“We resort to aggressive, smart, positive cricket when we lose. We should trust that is the situation against Australia on Tuesday.”