England's Eoin Morgan 'We just didn't play at our best'

  • England's Eoin Morgan 'We just didn't play at our best'

England's Eoin Morgan 'We just didn't play at our best'

'We're delighted to be working with Cricket Scotland and to have Calum, Safyaan and Grant on board for our Vitality Blast campaign, ' said Derbyshire cricket advisor Kim Barnett.

The International Cricket Council's decision to shrink the World Cup from 14 teams to 10 had already been heavily criticised long before Scotland and their fellow associate or non-Test nations impressed with the quality of their play in Zimbabwe.

All signs suggest England will continue to play high-wire one-day cricket - they did, after all, almost complete the joint-second highest ODI chase on Sunday - but they have had a painful reminder that the trapeze act comes with inherent risk.

Sunday's stunning reverse in Edinburgh was England's first match since rising to the top of the global ODI rankings.

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"What happened in Scotland and what happened in Australia is going to have no impact, it's a whole new series", Paine told Sky Sports News.

"Every T20 match is a new game, [anything can happen] in T20s", said Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed after winning the toss. His ability with the bat may be just enough to help him stave off pressure from Tom Curran and Jake Ball.

Langer said he would have sleepless nights trying firm up Australia's combination.

Despite the right-hander's success against Middlesex, moving Finch down the order would be a risk.

Despite two relatively low scores from D'Arcy Short in the warm-up matches, he looks set to make his ODI debut with Marcus Stoinis to keep his spot at No.3 after his classy century against Sussex. Given recent dry weather, there might, however, be some purchase for spin.

ASHTON AGAR hopes Australia can capitalise on uncertainty created in the England camp by their shock defeat to Scotland.

Australia and England will shake hands before their one-day clash at the Oval in a bid to heal wounds from March's ball-tampering scandal. Since then, they have suffered two defeats and a no-result.

His exhibition of stroke-play ensured that the visitors had to carve their highest ever run chase in ODIs, which Eoin Morgan's men eventually couldn't.

They are all made more risky by the fact England bat deep enough for Adil Rashid - who averages 20.40 - to often play at No.10.

"We need to continue what we have been doing and continue improving though".