England's Colombia clash not a T20 distraction, insists Morgan

England's Colombia clash not a T20 distraction, insists Morgan

England's Colombia clash not a T20 distraction, insists Morgan

Although India have been a consistent limited over side during recent past, removing Jasprit Bumrah from might be a ridley step for the men in blue. His England counterpart Eoin Morgan said regardless of Australia's side being under-strength, his side had come out of it with many positives to take into the India series.

England: Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Willey, Dawid Malan.

Regrouping after nearly a three-month long gap, India used the Ireland T20Is as a good warm-up, registering facile wins of 72 and 143 runs but more importantly giving the whole squad good game time before the challenging series against the Englishmen. "Playing against a good team in their conditions and at their home, to get the opportunity to be able to beat them in their home conditions, it is a point of excitement for us not pressure".

Keeping the 2019 World Cup in mind, Kohli said India will keep experimenting on the tour.

Kohli is clear that India need to replicate the mindset and game they displayed on a tough tour of South Africa where they bounced back to win the final Test even though they lost the series 2-1. They have been replaced by Deepak Chahar and Krunal Pandya respectively.

"We are certainly going to be lot more flexible". Indian cricket team's supremacy in shorter formats is redoubtable but India will have their task cut out against a vastly improved England in the opening T20 global in what will be a defining summer for Virat Kohli and his team. England's innings was held together by opener Buttler as he made a 69 off 46 balls before he also succumbed to the impressive Kuldeep. They said it is a great setup to be a part of. It is undoubtedly a battle of equals with both teams looking to draw first blood in a summer where the teams will also play three ODIs and five Test matches.

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In the 11 T20I matches played, England have won 6 while India could manage 5 out of those 6 games.

"We have just come off the IPL and a couple of games against Ireland where the team has looked great". They recently whitewashed Australia in the limited overs series as well.

About the takeaways from a long England tour, Kohli said: "The focus obviously will be on the way we play our cricket and the attitude we carry on throughout the tour".

"It's going to be an exciting series, and we believe we have the side to put up a great fight - and if we win the crucial moments then anything can happen", added the 29-year-old. From 95 for 1, England were left tottering at 107 for 5 and never really recovered from that body blow dealt by Kuldeep.

England will be banking the feelgood momentum of their victories over Australia.

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