Captain of England Eoin Morgan attributes the slower pace on the pitch and the inability of his batsmen to deal with him as the reason for the loss of his seven-goal by his Indian team in the second T20 International at Narendra Modi Stadium in Mottera on Sunday.
England had won the first T20I quite convincingly, but this door, according to Morgan, was different from the one in the first game.
“We were probably in and around the face value at the halfway point (England were 91/2 after 11 overs), but India is bowling well. It was a different pitch than the first game, less pace in it. They put us on back from the start and we didn’t have a counter to what was disappointing. Giving up the ball is always a challenge for the batsmen. I was a little disappointed with the way we played, “Morgan said after the game.
“I thought we were going to have to bow well to cross the line. I thought India was bowling well.”
England missed the services of Mark Wood, who took 1/20 in his four overs in the first T20I on Friday. Wood is injured and may not play the next game.
“You will always miss Mark Wood. He feels better today, so we hope he will be fit for the next game. If not, then for the fourth game. We have prepared to enter the series. The next game is on the pitch. so it will probably turn around, but we welcome those challenges, “said Morgan, who made 28 of 20 balls.