Eoin Morgan is hopeful Jason Roy might be match for England’s essential World Cup conflict in opposition to India and has allayed fears Ben Stokes suffered an damage through the defeat to Australia.
England’s hopes of reaching the World Cup semi-finals had been dealt a blow on Tuesday after they suffered a 64-run defeat to Australia at Lord’s.
Defending champions Australia, now via to the knockout phases with two group matches nonetheless to play, posted 285-7 with captain Aaron Finch main the best way with a century.
Jason Behrendorff then claimed a five-wicket haul and Mitchell Starc took 4 wickets to bowl England out for 221 regardless of Ben Stokes’ 89.
Stokes obtained remedy from England’s medical group throughout his spectacular innings however Morgan has confirmed the star all-rounder was merely fighting cramp.
‘It was cramp. It’s a sizzling day and he performs a task in each side of our recreation,’ Morgan mentioned. ‘He runs round, he bowls quick, then makes a serious contribution with the bat. It’s nothing to fret about.’
Morgan additionally supplied an replace on Roy’s health. The opener has missed England’s final three matches – two of which have resulted in defeat – after struggling a hamstring damage in opposition to West Indies.
Roy initially mentioned he hoped to characteristic in opposition to Australia however was unable to regain his health in time and can now purpose to return in opposition to India on Sunday.
Morgan mentioned: ‘With 4 days of rehabilitation he’s hopeful of being match. If it’s a huge threat we’ll play it as it’s.’
Three successive victories put England in an honest place within the group stage of the World Cup, however they’ve since suffered back-to-back defeats in opposition to Sri Lanka and Australia.
They continue to be fourth within the desk however might want to safe at the least one victory from their remaining two video games in opposition to India and New Zealand to progress in a match they had been favourites to win earlier than a ball was bowled.
‘It isn’t a great time to have misplaced a few matches in row,’ Morgan mentioned after the defeat at Lord’s. ‘I believed at present we had been outplayed.
‘However our destiny continues to be in our personal palms the subsequent two video games that we play, if we will management that and produce performances we might be in a wholesome place come the latter phases.’
Australia skipper Finch, in the meantime, who scored his second century of the match, added: ‘I didn’t play too badly, anytime you contribute to a group win that’s a very powerful factor.
‘There have been a couple of a whole lot which have been in losses which have been hole.
‘To get via the opening interval and set an inexpensive basis on the prime with David Warner was good. There are groups the place you’ve a bit extra confidence in opposition to whenever you stroll out and play.’