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Alex Hales ruled out of series as Eoin Morgan sees positive in spin struggle

Eoin Morgan admitted Kuldeep Yadav “exposes” a weak spot in England’s recreation.

Kuldeep, the left-arm wristspinner, claimed 6 for 25 as England have been thrashed by eight wickets with 59 balls remaining at Trent Bridge.

But regardless of the margin of defeat, Morgan performed down the importance of the end result. Suggesting that Kuldeep provides such distinctive challenges that it’s going to hardly ever harm England, Morgan additionally reasoned that England would fairly confront such challenges now, a 12 months forward of the World Cup, once they nonetheless have the chance to search out options.

“He is very good and there is no getting around that,” Morgan mentioned. “He exposes an space of our recreation that we have to enhance on and I feel that could be a good factor and a wholesome factor.

“Considering there is just one left-arm [wristspin] bowler in the world it’s not an enormous concern. You play in opposition to one staff and he occurs to be superb, he isn’t any outdated left-arm [wristspinner].

“We have performed nice cricket for the final six months and never come up in opposition to anyone like this so it’s a likelihood to enhance on this space nevertheless lengthy it’d take between now and the World Cup.

“You have to offer credit score the place it’s due, he did bowl nicely and we have to make clear our plans and decide to them and simply be higher.”

“This was undoubtedly a extra helpful expertise than beating Australia. Finding your self developing in opposition to one thing that’s uncommon, it’s like going through a proper arm leg spinner who is superb, you do not come in opposition to many of them however once you do it’s good to adapt and assume in your toes, so it’s at all times a great problem.”

Morgan additionally claimed that the floor at Trent Bridge offered some help to Kuldeep and instructed the pitch at Lord’s – the place the second ODI is to be performed on Saturday – will show much less useful for him.

“The two grounds we have performed at have supplied extra flip than different grounds,” Morgan said, referring to Kuldeep’s five-wicket haul in the T20 match at Old Trafford. “I feel Lord’s will likely be just like Cardiff [where Kuldeep finished wicketless] in that regard so the shift will likely be essential.

“But that doesn’t paper over the fact that we need to get better at playing him.”

England obtained an extra blow with the information scan has proven that Alex Hales has a aspect pressure sustained whereas batting in the nets the day forward of the Trent Bridge ODI. He is anticipated to be out of motion for 3 or 4 weeks and won’t, subsequently, characteristic for England in the remaining of the series.

Dawid Malan, who was referred to as up as cowl for Hales, will stay with the squad for the ODI at Lord’s on Saturday.

Sam Curran, in the meantime, has been launched by England to look in Surrey’s T20 Blast match in opposition to Sussex on Friday. He will rejoin the squad forward of Saturday’s ODI.

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