India have taken an unassailable lead in the three-match T20I series against Jos Buttler’s England. The visiting side has been dominating from ball one after batting first.
Eoin Morgan during his photoshoot after his retirement. (Courtesy: Reuters)
- India captain Rohit Sharma has found good starts in both matches
- India currently have a problem of plenty with their T20 squad
- Virat Kohli did not find runs in his first match of white-ball series
England’s World Cup winning captain Eoin Morgan has been left impressed with India’s batting intent in the T20I series against England. Rohit Sharma’s team has taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series, defeating England twice by huge margins.
Eoin Morgan, one of the best white-ball captains to ever grace the game, is of the opinion that India’s attitude towards taking risks has been quite impressive.
“I’ve noticed a huge change in their attitude towards taking risks. It’s been unbelievably impressive,” Morgan told SkySports during the second match between the two sides.
In both games, India started well at the top order. Captain Rohit Sharma got off to a quick start in the first game, and he was supported well by wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant in the second game. While Indian batsmen might not have been able to convert their quick starts into huge scores, but they have shown that they are not afraid to go for the big shots from the start.
The positive intent led to two decent totals in the first two games, which they defended by margin to spare. This was also in stark contrast to what the Indian team usually before the last World Cup – put a prize on their wickets.
Speaking during the last game, Morgan had pointed out that it was India’s conservative approach at the top that led to their debacle in the T20 World Cup in the UAE. He added that they have clearly worked on that part of the game and have tried to shift their mentality.
“The most impressive thing about India for me (on Thursday) is what they lacked in the group stages of the T20 World Cup, they brought. Every single one of their batsmen came hard at England’s bowlers and that hasn’t happened in previous teams, previous squads that India have produced,” Morgan had said during the first T20I at Southampton.
India will be going into the final match of the series hoping that their former captain Virat Kohli finds some form in the build up to the T20 World Cup in Australia, scheduled to be played later this year.
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