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England coach Matthew Mott backs Eoin Morgan’s to bounce back after poor Dutch ODI tour

Eoin Morgan ‘has been a class player for over 200 games, and I don’t think that will change’, Matthew Mott backs the England captain to rediscover form this summer – as the white ball coach insists the poor Holland run of the skipper ‘the fire’ in him

  • England captain Eoin Morgan had two ducks in the Netherlands before missing the third ODI
  • England’s new white ball coach Matthew Mott believes it will motivate batters
  • International Summer ODI Challenges Come in the Shape of India and South Africa

England’s new white-ball coach Matthew Mott believes Eoin Morgan’s quiet tour of the Netherlands will ‘light the fire’ ahead of the Test series against India and South Africa this summer.

England defeated the Dutch 3-0 for a total of 985 runs to 8.47 one left, the fastest-scoring run of any team in ODI history. There were centuries for Phil Salt, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler and Jason Roy, and – in the first game – a world record 498 for four.

But Morgan, who was already short on runs when he arrived in Amsterdam, made ducks in each of the first two games, and stayed out of the third due to a groin injury – sparking further speculation about his place in the stroke-limited pass line. ahead of the T20 World Cup in the fall.

Eoin Morgan is backed to overcome his recent poor form against India and South Africa

Eoin Morgan is backed to overcome his recent poor form against India and South Africa

Australian Matthew Mott was installed as England's new white-ball coach in May

Australian Matthew Mott was installed as England’s new white-ball coach in May

“He would like more runs — most batters do,” Mott said.

“He’s been a class player for over 200 games and I don’t think that’s going to change. Now that I’ve completed the third game, I’m sure that will kindle the fire for him for the huge summer ahead.

“What I’ve worked out is that Eoin is an inspiring leader, and we’ve already developed a good rapport. With Jos stepping in as captain and making the transition seamlessly, the team is functioning very well.’

Still, Mott – whose last job was as coach of the dominant Australian women’s team – wants to push England even further. They are currently second in both the one-day and T20 rankings, but could top twice if they beat India in the two formats next month.

Morgan made ducks in each of the first two games vs Holland before missing the third ODI

Morgan made ducks in each of the first two games vs Holland before missing the third ODI

“It’s very early to make too many big statements, but I definitely think this team is capable of more,” said Mott, whose team in the Netherlands has Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood missed. and Jofra Archer.

Mott was also enthusiastic about the number of first-class left-armed sailors in English cricket, of which the 14-man squad in the Netherlands alone has five. Only Luke Wood from Nottinghamshire remains uncovered.

“It’s always golden to be able to change angles and get on the batter from different points of view,” said the England coach.

“Having a bank of left-handers is quite unique – and to have three in one game is something special.”

Nottinghamshire's Luke Wood remains the only uncapped left-arm sailor in English cricket

Nottinghamshire’s Luke Wood remains the only uncapped left-arm sailor in English cricket

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