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England batsman Joe Root says he expects captain Eoin Morgan to find his best form during the upcoming World Cup.
The under-fire Morgan made a duck during his side’s four-wicket defeat against Pakistan on Wednesday and has only scored two runs in his past four innings.
Root is unconcerned with Morgan’s form, tipping the 28-year-old to step up when England faces Australia at the MCG on Saturday.
“Morgs is one of the guys that under the pump, when the pressure is on, you turn to,” Root is quoted as saying by the Express.
“He’s done it so many times for us and I’m sure throughout this competition he’s going to score a lot of runs.
“Everyone in the dressing room is absolutely convinced that’s going to be the case. He scored a hundred not long ago. He’s obviously a fine player, he’s a fine leader.
“There’s no bigger stage than Saturday. I’m sure he is, as much as anyone in the squad, really looking forward to getting out there and putting on a show.”
Morgan replaced Alastair Cook as England one-day captain last November and made a scintillating 121 against Australia during the Tri-Series in January.
His form with the bat has been poor since, but England fans will be hoping he can put in a repeat performance in front of an expected 95,000 at the MCG on Saturday.