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
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
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.”