Test performance will not affect England in ODIs, T20s: Eoin Morgan
Mumbai [India], Jan. 9 (ANI): Eoin Morgan has insisted that England's performance in the recently concluded five-match Test series against India, which it lost 0-4, will not have any effect in the upcoming limited overs series, starting from January 15.
England, after showing a reasonably good performance in the first Test at Rajkot, could not continue with the same and went on to lose the next four without showing any fight or resistance.
However, Morgan feels that humiliation in the Test series would not affect the players for the three ODIs and three T20s as the players are highly motivated.
"I think the players are very motivated. I don't expect the performance in the earlier part of the tour to affect in ODIs and T20s," Morgan told the media on Monday.
Team India, under its new skipper Virat Kohli, would be brimming with confidence seeing their recent form, especially in Test cricket. However, they cannot afford to take England lightly in limited-over format, especially considering their ODI format as they've won five out of their last seven ODI series dating back to June 2015.
The England skipper also lavished praise on Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who recently stepped down as limited-over skipper saying, "MS has always been a very very good captain. His leadership in 2011 was exceptional and his records speak for himself."
Speaking about Kohli, he said, "Virat has a little bit of advantage as he has captained the Test side and he is obviously a very good player."
The three match ODI series begins on January 15 in Mumbai followed by matches at January 19 and January 22 at Cuttack and Kolkata respectively.
The two teams will then lock horns in the T20 series starting on January 26 at Kanpur, followed by games on January 29 and February 1 at Nagpur and Bengaluru respectively.
The squads of the two teams for the ODI series are:
India ODI squad:Virat Kohli (C), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane , Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav.
England ODI squad: Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan (c), Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes.
The squads of the two teams for the T20 series are:
India T20 squad: Virat Kohli (Capt), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Mandeep Singh, KL Rahul, Yuvraj Singh , Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manish Pandey, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra.
England T20 squad: Moeen Ali, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Eoin Morgan (c), Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey. (ANI)