England v West Indies: World Cup hosts not feeling pressure, says Eoin Morgan


By Stephan Shemilt

BBC Sport at the Hampshire Bowl

England’s cricketers invited native schoolchildren to a training session on Wednesday
England v West Indies, Cricket World Cup
Venue:Hampshire Bowl, SouthamptonDate:Friday, 14 June, 10:30 BST
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Captain Eoin Morgan says England are yet to feel the stress of being favourites to earn a dwelling World Cup.

England like won two and lost one in their opening three video games and Friday’s meeting with West Indies is the first of four matches in 12 days.

“The fellows are mild truly fresh,” Morgan suggested BBC Sport.

“They haven’t been absorbed by the rest, they don’t seem like feeling any expectation on their shoulders. That is the most attention-grabbing build of dwelling to be.”

Morgan confirmed Jos Buttler shall be fit to withhold wicket in Southampton, having been prevented from taking the gloves inSaturday’s defeat of Bangladeshby a hip hurt aggravated while batting in Cardiff.

Hastily bowler Model Wooden will like a fitness take a look at on Friday morning after suffering soreness in his troublesome left ankle.

Off-spinner Moeen Ali is in the marketplace following the beginning of his 2nd child and could presumably presumably presumably return to the facet, after being pushed aside of the earn in opposition to Bangladesh.

Nonetheless, given the persevering with wet climate which saved the Southampton pitch below quilt on Thursday, England could presumably presumably presumably all yet again opt for a further meander bowler.

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In spite of the balance of England’s ******, mercurial bowler Jofra Archer – their main wicket-taker in the tournament – appears to be like sure to line up in opposition to West Indies for the first time.

Barbados-born Archer very most attention-grabbing qualified to play for England in March and his pickle mirrors that of captain Morgan, who has performed in opposition to his native Eire on six instances.

“Day after nowadays could presumably presumably feel a cramped bit varied for Jofra, nonetheless that doesn’t produce it extra sophisticated,” said Morgan.

“It be mild a global game of cricket where it shall be valuable to compose look after you’ve got been doing. Jofra is amazingly attention-grabbing because every little thing he has been confronted with, in particular out on the field, he has overcome.

“Being in that intention myself, it does feel varied playing in opposition to a facet you need to presumably presumably presumably presumably potentially like performed for. I’m sure he’ll take care of it look after he’s handled every little thing else in the tournament up to now.”

Archer, who has a British father, became as soon as launched to the English game by Chris Jordan – himself a Barbados-born England worldwide.

Archer became as soon as taken to Sussex by Jordan and opted to record his worldwide allegiance to England after previously lacking out on being chosen by West Indies for the Below-19 World Cup.

West Indies captain Jason Holder became as soon as requested regarding the chance of coming up in opposition to Archer, at instances regarding him as “English” and others as “Barbadian”.

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“I like considered Jofra over time,” said Holder. “He’s clearly a Barbadian. He’s grown up in Barbados playing cricket so what I’m seeing of Jofra doesn’t shock me.

“He’s a form of men who has consistently had capability and expertise. It is correct uncomfortable how issues went when it involves his resolution-making nonetheless he’s a factual expertise.”

How enact England conclude Windies dangerman Chris Gayle?

Chris Gayle is averaging 82.50 in one-day worldwide cricket in 2019

Prognosis and insight from feeble England assistant coach Paul Farbrace, talking to the Take a look at Match Big every day podcast:

“Most groups in world cricket gaze to bowl very aggressively at him, tuck him up below the armpit or bowl at his toes. He’s no longer any individual who will blast from ball one, he does hit a lot of boundaries nonetheless he permits himself balls to get in.

“The chance of any individual look after Gayle is you would moreover be drawn into bowling too vast at him. You gaze to bowl vast so he has to reach to the ball nonetheless in actual fact ought to you accelerate away him to swing his palms that is when he’s most deadly.

“If you happen to presumably can bowl straight and take grasp of his palms out of the game that can provide you with an amazing better likelihood of preserving him quiet and forcing him to produce a mistake that can get himself out.”

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