INDvENG: “There are huge positives to take,” Morgan said. “You can use a lot of that confidence and experience wisely. Having had a few days off and time to reflect on the series, it’s something we can call upon and might need to in either series – T20s or ODIs – when our backs are against the wall.”
“Generally it is a different challenge particularly when you play against subcontinent teams,” Morgan said ahead of the first T20I at Old Trafford. “It normally exposes sides like ourselves and South Africa and Australia to spin, reverse swing, different challenges to that we are normally used to. But we are in the middle of our summer and we have played a lot of cricket. Hopefully we will be able to deal with it.”
Kuldeep and Chahal are the top two wicket-takers in T20I cricket since the 2016 World T20 and they took 13 wickets between them in the two matches against Ireland which preceded this tour of England.
“Like everything, if you play against a side with good players, if you focus on one or two of them, say the spinners, it’s more than likely it’s the seamers who will actually go and get the wickets,” Morgan said of the challenge posed by Kuldeep and Chahal.