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Eoin Morgan admits England are willing to risk the fitness of Jason Roy and Jofra Archer

Eoin Morgan reveals England are set to take fitness risks with Jason Roy and Jofra Archer for India crunch clash

  • Eoin Morgan says England may gamble with Jason Roy and Jofra Archer’s fitness
  • Roy has been struggling with a hamstring injury but could play against India
  • Archer has a problem in his left side but could also be risked against India 
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Eoin Morgan has admitted he would risk the short-term fitness of Jason Roy and Jofra Archer for England’s crucial World Cup game today against India at Edgbaston.

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Roy is hoping to return from a hamstring injury after missing three games, while Archer has a slight side strain.

But Pakistan’s last-over win against Afghanistan yesterday means England may have to beat both India and New Zealand to reach the semi-final, leaving Morgan to consider going for broke. 

Eoin Morgan admits England are willing to risk the fitness of Jason Roy and Jofra Archer

Eoin Morgan admits England are willing to risk the fitness of Jason Roy and Jofra Archer

Roy, who has been suffering with a hamstring injury, could feature against India

Roy, who has been suffering with a hamstring injury, could feature against India

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Roy, who has been suffering with a hamstring injury, could feature against India

The England captain said Roy’s selection would depend on ‘the significance of the risk’. He added: ‘If it was going to rule him out long term, absolutely not. If it was going to rule him out for a couple of weeks, yes.’

Asked about Archer, Morgan replied: ‘The exact same rule applies.’

The captain added: ‘There are two more group-stage games left. If we win the two, we go through to the semi-finals.’

Defeat would leave England needing to beat New Zealand on Wednesday and hope other results go their way.

Morgan called for a response from England after losses to  Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia
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Morgan called for a response from England after losses to  Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia

Morgan called for a response from England after losses to  Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia