Rashid might be dropped for Bangladesh clash, hints Morgan

England skipper Eoin Morgan gave a hint ahead of their match against Bangladesh that they are willing to go with an extra pacer in place of Adil Rashid.

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The hosts of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 started their campaign well with a win against South Africa. But they got a set back in the second game itself against Pakistan and they are going to take on Bangladesh in Cardiff on 8th June.

Ahead of the game, England skipper Eoin Morgan gave a hint that they are willing to go with an extra pacer in the like of Liam Plunkett ahead of the leggie Adil Rashid as the pitch in Cardiff has done a lot for the seam bowlers so far in the tournament.

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“There’s a chance we might go to four seamers,” he told BBC Sport, with Plunkett, who lost his place to fit-again Mark Wood against Pakistan, seemingly set to benefit.

“The wicket that we saw yesterday looked similar to the wickets that have been played on here previously. With weather around as well, there’s a chance we will look into changing the team.”

Further the English captain is hopeful that the weather will so some mercy and most of the games will happen as planned without interruptions. Also the left-handed batsman said that they were focusing to avoid the hat-trick defeat against Bangladesh in World Cups.

“Yeah, I think the weather will have an impact,” he told a pre-match news conference. “It’s something we spoke about, having the tournament at home, it will impact it at some stage. We do want it to turn, because it has a big impact on every team. We’ve seen that two years ago in the Champions Trophy.”

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