Eoin Morgan Injury Update: The English captain has suffered back spasm during England’s last match against West Indies.
England captain Eoin Morgan might miss their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match against Afghanistan tomorrow. The southpaw had suffered a back spasm during England’s last match against West Indies at Southampton.
Despite being out of danger, a call on Morgan will be taken on the morning of the match by England’s medical team. In what will be a precautionary measure, it is worth mentioning that the skipper might be rested for tomorrow’s match at Old Trafford.
With England having already lost opening batsman Jason Roy due to hamstring tear, Morgan’s unavailability will call for an unsettled Playing XI.
With all due respect to Afghanistan, I don’t think it is worth the risk for Eoin Morgan to play tomorrow. He can even be rested for the subsequent game. Eng can cope with it. They have to cope with it anyway if they want him fit and firing when it really matters. #WeAreEngland
— Harneet Singh Sethi (@JAHANPANAHHH) June 17, 2019
Eoin Morgan Injury Update
Talking about replacements, James Vince will replace Roy at the top of the order. On the other hand, all-rounder Moeen Ali is highly likely to replace Morgan in the middle-order.
As far as leading the side is concerned, vice-captain and wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler will take the reigns from Morgan. In six ODIs as captain, Buttler has led England to four wins and two losses. With the bat, he has scored 236 runs at an average of 47.20 and a strike rate of 121.02 including three half-centuries.
Speaking after the match against West Indies, Buttler considered leading England as a huge honour. “I have played under Eoin [Morgan] for a long time. He’s a fantastic captain and he’s someone I have tried to learn from as vice-captain. We speak a lot about the game, we’ve got similar views.
“If it comes to captaining then it’s a huge honour any time you do it and from behind the stumps you have a really good view of what is going on. It’s down to you to manage and separate the two jobs. For the 10 seconds when you are a wicketkeeper, do that to the best of your ability, then outside of that allow yourself to think about the game,” Buttler was quoted as saying.