India vs England: Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings uncertain for second ODI after sustaining accidents in series-opener

India vs England: Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings uncertain for second ODI after sustaining accidents in series-opener

Pune: England skipper Eoin Morgan and Sam Billings are uncertain for the second ODI in opposition to India right here on Friday after sustaining accidents within the series-opener, dealing a recent blow to the aspect’s floundering marketing campaign.

The guests suffered the setbacks of their 66-run defeat after the skipper break up the webbing between his proper thumb and index finger that required 4 stitches. In one other incident, Billings injured his collarbone following a clumsy dive to cease a boundary.

“We will wait 48 for hours and see how it’s…give as a lot time as wanted to hopefully be accessible for Friday,” Morgan stated on the post-match interplay.

Sam Billings attended by team physiotherapist during the first ODI after injuring himself while fielding. Image: Sportzpics

Sam Billings attended by crew physiotherapist in the course of the first ODI after injuring himself whereas fielding. Picture: Sportzpics

Morgan, who scored 22 as England have been bowled out for 251 in pursuit of India’s 318, stated his batting wouldn’t be 100 per cent given the harm and fielding too is a priority with a break up webbing.

Billings, who had dislocated his left shoulder to overlook their triumphant marketing campaign within the 2019 World Cup, too batted within the stiff run chase, and scored 18.

“I have not spoken with Sam about his batting so I do not know in his occasion… In mine, it is by no means going to be at 100 per cent however it’s not that I can not maintain a bat,” Morgan stated.

Down 0-1, the world champions face a must-win state of affairs within the second of the three ODIs right here on Friday.

Going ahead, Morgan stated, they’d give the vast majority of their gamers alternatives which might imply openings for Matt Parkinson, Reece Topley and uncapped Liam Livingstone.

“ODI cricket has been the automobile to develop our squad and try to enhance past our greatest XI on the sphere so there will likely be alternatives for guys coming in,” Morgan stated.

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