Eoin Morgan has returned successive ducks in England’s ODI series in the Netherlands so far, with the patron’s last fifty in any format a year ago; watch the third ODI live on Sky Sports Cricket from 9.50 on Wednesday
Liam Livingstone has supported England’s white ball captain Eoin Morgan to return to strike form, in the belief that he is a touchdown from returning to his best.
Morgan has so far failed to score in England’s tour of the Netherlands, ruled out by a duck in the first two ODI competitions, with his last half-century in any format a year ago against Sri Lanka.
talking with sky sport Ahead of the third and final ODI on Wednesday, Livingstone praised England’s World Cup-winning captain and said he feels a point is coming soon.
“I think what’s been forgotten is that Morgs is an incredible leader,” said Livingstone. He is the leader of our team and everyone knows he is a goal away.
“I’m sure the point will come very soon and it will be up and running again.”
England have already achieved a complete victory in the series, leading 2-0 with one left to play, and in the first of their victories, the visitors recorded a world record of 498-4 in Friday’s premiere.
Jos Buttler was one of three centurions in that game, hitting an unbeaten 162 of 70 balls, while Livingstone set England’s fastest fifty record, at just 17 balls.
A remarkable rise in form continued for Buttler, with his accomplishments following a breakout IPL season in which he finished as the tournament’s top scorer, hitting four hundred for the Rajasthan Royals.
“To see Jos care about his own things, it was nice to have him on my side this time,” Livingstone said. “It was quite special to see, especially from the other end.
“It has been very fun. Obviously it was good to break the world record on Friday, the boys have done really good cricket, it has been a fantastic level and I hope it will be the same again.” [on Wednesday]. ”
Jason Roy has also supported Morgan in rediscovering his contact with the bat shortly after the England captain won two consecutive ducks against the Netherlands.
“It’s the changeable nature of the sport,” Roy said. “If you’re behind the eight ball, it’s pretty tough, but he’s a great worker, a great guy, so I’ll definitely cheer for him.”
Roy added: “He is the captain of our team and he wins matches, so I think that means more to him than his points, which makes him more special to play.”
“He’s going to be fine. He’s going to be fine.”