England captain Eoin Morgan reveals the reason of their defeat.
India have beat England in the second T20I quite comfortably after facing a defeat in the first T20I. However, England captain Eoin Morga has said that Team India have exposed their “weakness” in handling slow conditions but he also beleived playing there will only prepare them for the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup which will take place in India after this year.
India beat England by seven wickets in the second T20I to level the five-match series 1-1 on Sunday. Meanwhile, Morgan again shared that they struggled to play on the slow wicket that used for the second match.
“I suppose the difference was in the wicket we played and how we adapted. It was different wicket from the one we batted in the first game. The pitch was slow and low and one thing that does is expose our weakness on these surfaces a little bit,” said Eoin Morgan at the post-match virtual media interaction as well.
Eoin Morgan believes this series helps them to prepare well for the T20 World Cup
“We don’t play a lot on slow, low wickets and the more that we can do that, the better. You only become better in these conditions by playing in them and making mistakes,” he further added.
“I thought the other night, the pitch really suited us because it had more pace in it – similar to a wicket at home, a Cardiff wicket or somewhere like that, that was a little bit uneven and maybe stood up a little bit. But this took us out of our comfort zone and really was a typical Indian wicket that we would play on in an IPL game. Again, your accuracy has to be on,” Eoin Morgan concluded.
The third match of the series will take place on a red soil pitch on Tuesday at the same venue where both teams will try to take a lead in the five-match T20I series.