Eoin Morgan is ruled out of England’s final one-day match against Holland with a groin injury after two consecutive ducks in the series as in-form Jos Buttler steps up as captain
- England won the first two one-day games against Holland handsomely
- Eoin Morgan’s side broke the single-innings run scoring record in first game
- The captain has struggled on the tour succumbing to consecutive ducks
Eoin Morgan has been ruled out of England’s third and final one-day international against Holland as a precautionary measure due to a minor groin injury.
Jos Buttler will captain the side as they seek a clean sweep over their opponents having wrapped up a series win on Sunday.
England opted for bowler David Payne to come in in place of Morgan. Buttler won the toss in Amstelveen and decided to bowl.
England’s white ball captain Eoin Morgan has been ruled out of the third and final ODI
Morgan has endured consecutive ducks in the previous two matches, raising questions about his future as ODI skipper.
The 2019 World Cup-winning captain has seen his position as skipper of England men’s white ball sides come under increasing scrutiny.
England’s white ball skipper has one fifty in his last 26 ODI and T20I fixtures, including the consecutive ducks in Amstelveen. This included a T20 World Cup in the Middle East last autumn in which England crashed out to New Zealand in the semi-finals despite being considerable favourites to win the tournament.
Morgan is unlikely to play all of England’s white ball fixtures this summer against India and South Africa as the ECB look to manage his workload ahead of another T20 World Cup in Australia this October.
Morgan admitted prior to the first game of the tour to Holland that it provided a great opportunity for England’s white ball setup to blood some new faces.
Jos Buttler will takeover from Eoin Morgan temporarily as skipper for the third and final ODI
He said: ‘With the injuries we’ve had in our bowling contingent over the last couple of months it has really hit us hard.’
‘But that also presents opportunities for other guys and everybody here has played a role in some way or another.
‘Luke Wood is joining the squad for the first time, David Payne in a similar instance but his second tour having been in the West Indies, so it’s great to have those guys around the group.’
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