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
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.
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
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