We had really a good day at office today: Eoin Morgan
England captain Eoin Morgan praises the players especially the bowlers to execute all the plans successfully in the field to pick up a crushing 8-wicket victory against West Indies on Friday, June 14 at Hampshire Bowl in Southampton.
“I think we had a really good day at the office today. The way the bowlers stuck to plans on that surface was outstanding. Continued to create chances through the middle overs. Our plans have remained the same throughout, even though the personnel have changed. The guys are executing the plans better, and you need players that can play a part through the tournament,” Morgan said.
However, England must be much worried despite their huge win as skipper Eoin Morgan and opener Jason Roy both left the field during the first innings because of the injury and later they even didn’t come to bat. “It’s the back. It’s a bit sore at the moment. I’ve had back spasms in the past and we have to see over the next 24-48 hours,” Morgan said about his injury. And about Roy’s injury he said: “Jason Roy has potentially tweaked his hamstring. He’s gone for a scan and we have to see it for the next 48 hours. Everybody in our squad is vital, and we don’t want injuries.”
England outplayed West Indies in every section to grab a convincing 8-wicket win. It’s their fast bowler that restricted the West Indies total at just 212 runs. Pacer Jofra Archer and Mark Wood both took 3 wickets. Then with the help of the Joe Root’s century England secured an easy win over West Indies. Jofra Archer is the first bowler in England’s World Cup history who picked 3 wickets in three matches. “He is a pleasure to captain. He loves the challenge and to overcome it,” Morgan was extremely happy with Archer’s performance.
England will face Afghanistan on June 18 at Old Trafford in Manchester in their next match. “They’re a side we’ve actually struggled against in the past. We have to put in our research,” the England skipper is fully aware of the strength of Afghanistan.