Captain Eoin Morgan wants England’s IPL-bound players to take advantage of of the alternatives within the upcoming T20 league as they put together themselves for the ICC T20 World Cup to be held in India later this yr.
The T20 World Cup is scheduled to be hosted by India in October-November this yr and Morgan expects English cricketers to take full advantage of the IPL, beginning April 10.
“Taking advantage of the upcoming IPL is going to be huge,” Morgan mentioned after their 36-run defeat to India right here final evening to concede the five-match sequence 2-3.
“As a team and individuals we don’t want to stand still, we want to continue to move forward. Any opportunity guys get at the IPL, you want to try to make the most of it,” mentioned Morgan, who’s the skipper of IPL aspect Kolkata Knight Riders.
England might be at residence all summer time, taking over New Zealand (two) and India (5) in seven Tests between June and September earlier than they get to play white ball cricket in Bangladesh and Pakistan within the construct up to the T20 World Cup in India later this yr.
“We’re going to be enjoying at residence all summer time after which we obtained to Bangladesh and Pakistan. You know, there’s restricted alternative to get our greatest XI in these video games.
“So I think the experience over the next couple of months is probably the most valuable, and then having the time to work on your game after that,” mentioned Morgan, England’s ODI World Cup-winning skipper.
England have fielded full-strength squads of their latest T20 sequence towards South Africa and India however Morgan has revealed that he expects to be with out the companies of multi-format players all through their residence T20I sequence towards Sri Lanka and Pakistan subsequent summer time.
“I would imagine all of the multi-format guys (will miss those series),” Morgan mentioned.
“It’s simply an excessive amount of to ask, given the winter guys have had as nicely, round being in a bubble. Quite a bit of it will likely be depending on how versatile it’s to come out and in of the biosecure setting that we’ll have throughout our summer time, and whether or not they can see their households or not.
“We’ve been lucky with injuries so far but we can’t always have our fast bowlers as fit as we would like them. What we will have throughout the summer is opportunities for guys to stake their claim.”
England made only one change within the just-concluded five-match T20I sequence with Tom Curran changing Mark Wood due to harm within the second match.
But Morgan insists England are but to finalise its T20 World Cup squad.
“I think we’re too far away from the World Cup to see who could be in and out of the squad, what we will have throughout the summer is opportunities for those guys to stake their claim,” he mentioned.
“Nobody’s nailed on. If any player including myself looks that far ahead and think that their position is nailed down, they’re mistaken because we want to improve as the rest of the world progresses. T20 as a game is progressing faster than any other of the formats, so we need to be quite flexible in how we want to improve. We can’t be rigid.”
“We checked out it final summer time with guys like Tom Banton, Sam Billings, and Moeen Ali (who has) taken on nice duty when he’s had the chance.
The duo of Jos Buttler and Dawid Malan gave a improbable begin to England’s mammoth chase of 225 final evening as they had been 130 for 1 after 13 overs however three fast wickets derailed the guests.
“Our middle-order probably haven’t fired as well as we would have liked. But there were some big lessons and huge amount of positives. Four out of five games, we’ve produced some of our best powerplay bowling that we have in the last couple of years,” he mentioned, hailing Adil Rashid.
“He (Rashid) has to be hugely commended for taking on a new role within the side, creating opportunity and obviously limiting the amount of runs that he was scored off as well, gives us an extra option moving forward. It’s one of the hardest to bowl probably particularly in India,” he concluded.