WI vs ENG: The England squad is presently in the West Indies for a T20I and Test series against the Caribbean nation. The Windies have taken a commanding 2-1 lead in the five-match series, and the English squad will have to step up their game in the remaining two games.
However, the visitors have suffered a major blow ahead of the second encounter, as it has been revealed that their limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan would not be participating in any further matches in the series.
On Thursday, England and Wales Cricket Board revealed Morgan will miss the remainder of the T20I series against the West Indies. Morgan has a low-grade quadriceps injury, which has been diagnosed by a doctor.
Speedy recovery, Morgs 🤞
Our captain will miss the remaining two #WIvENG fixtures
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 27, 2022
WI vs ENG: Eoin Morgan will miss the West Indies T20I’s due to a right thigh muscle strain
The southpaw was forced to leave the third game of the series against West Indies on Wednesday due to discomfort in his right quad during the warm-up. His condition was subsequently assessed, and it was discovered that the World Cup-winning captain had suffered muscle damage to his right thigh during the process. It has also been stated that the damage is relatively mild.’
In the end, Eoin Morgan did not have a successful WI vs ENG series because he was unable to let his bat do the talking. He scored only 30 runs from two games, with scores of 17 and 13 respectively. It was Moeen Ali who served as the stand-in captain for the 2010 winners, due to the absence of the middle-order batter in the third game. It seems that the all-rounder will continue to serve as England’s captain for the remainder of the series.
After being severely outplayed in the first WI vs ENG T20I and losing by nine wickets, the visitors kept their composure in the second to snag a one-run victory in an action-packed thriller. Moeen Ali and his teammates then put in their best effort in pursuit of a gigantic 225, but despite wicketkeeper batter Tom Banton’s incredible 73, they were limited to 204/9, allowing the hosts to secure a 20-run victory.
Even though the series is on the line and their main strategist is absent, a demoralised English squad will be aiming to come out firing in the last match, which will be played at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Sunday.