Eoin Morgan is hoping for spinning pitches during England’s ODI series against Australia as the World Champions are preparing for the 2023 World Cup in India.
The England Captain is anticipating a gentle turner in Manchester where the rivals will play three ODIs next week with weather conditions in favor of slow bowlers. England’s rise to top spot in the 50 over rankings was built by posting big totals on good batting tracks & their tournament triumph last summer was driven by their pace attack.
But with the next World Cup to be held in three years’ time as well as a T20 World Cup scheduled for next year, Morgan is embracing the need for change. “It’s a huge benefit to us playing at Old Trafford, particularly if we play on the wicket I think we’re going to play on which will hopefully be slow and take a lot of turn,” Eoin Morgan said.
“That’s the sort of wicket we will be more than likely to play on in India in the World Cup of 2023 and to play on that for a period of time will expose us in different areas we need to get better at”, Morgan said.
“Over the course of the last four-and-a half years we have had to wait to play at Cardiff or Old Trafford or go away on tour to experience those conditions. So hopefully a little more of that will help us get better at what we need to do on those sort of pitches.”
The three match ODI series starts on Friday following a 20-20 series in Southampton which England won by 2-1. The match at Old Trafford will be the first 50 over contest between the teams since England won last year’s World Cup Semi-Finals on their way of lifting the trophy.