World Twenty20 2014: Eoin Morgan tips England’s batting order to compete

World Twenty20 2014: Eoin Morgan talks up England's batting order after a 20-run loss to India in their final warm-up game

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Eoin Morgan believes England’s batting order is “strong enough to compete” against any opposition attack despite a 20-run loss to India.

England made a strong start to reduce India to 39-3 but Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina’s partnership of 79 runs stemmed the flow of wickets.

Our batting order is strong enough to compete with anything, especially on a good wicket like this one here

Eoin Morgan

Captain Stuart Broad returned from a knee injury to bowl two overs as India set a target of 178-4 and England made a strong start until Alex Hales fell in the fifth over.

Strong innings from Moeen Ali and Joss Buttler proved insufficient as England suffered back-to-back warm-up losses ahead of their opening World Cup match against New Zealand.

“We kept coming at them but never managed to get it away so it was disappointing,” Morgan told BBC Sport.

“But things are a bit clearer now, which is good going to Chittagong tomorrow. Our batting order is strong enough to compete with anything, especially on a good wicket like this one here.”

Thomas Partey
‘He looked really solid’: Mikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s Arsenal debut
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Man United v Chelsea FC
Gary Neville
Gary Neville reacts to Thiago Silva’s display in Chelsea FC’s draw at Man United
Michael Owen
Michael Owen predicts Arsenal v Leicester City
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirms injury blow ahead of Man United v Chelsea FC
Michael Owen
Michael Owen claims Chelsea FC star created ‘fear’ with his display
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Man United legend Ryan Giggs
Ryan Giggs makes Man United prediction about Axel Tuanzebe
Robin van Persie
‘A real captain’: Robin van Persie heaps praise on Liverpool FC star
Michael Owen
Michael Owen predicts Arsenal v Leicester City