Morgan went as far as to say England could win with World Cup…
Under-fire England skipper Eoin Morgan says his side will not be intimidated in the opening World Cup clash against Australia and says his side have every chance of beating the co-hosts.
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A 95,000-strong crowd is expected to pack out the MCG on Saturday, but Morgan says the atmosphere will not overwhelm his side.
“What we must do is focus on what we do best, “ he is quoted as saying by The Guardian.
“We should not be striving for a formula that is not ours. The fact is that the majority of us have been in series where we have beaten Australia. We have not been worn down by them winning.”
Morgan, who took over the one-day captaincy from Alastair Cook in November, says his side has every chance to win the World Cup.
“It’s not too much of a stretch, we are more than capable of winning this World Cup,” Morgan told the BBC.
“We are very dangerous, an emerging, young side with a lot of talent.
“Given the freedom that we are trying to play with, if we play our best cricket on Saturday, we will win.”
If England are to win however, Morgan quite simply needs to lift his performances with the bat.
After making an impressive 121 against the Australians in the recent Tri-Series, the 28-year-old has made a total of two runs in his past four ODI innings.