Luke Wood and David Payne, uncapped left-arm rhythm pitchers, could have a chance to impress during the three-game series; watch all England v Netherlands one-day internationals live on Sky Sports
England captain Eoin Morgan hopes the newcomers can make an impact against the Netherlands.
Eoin Morgan is excited to see what the England newcomers can do if they get a chance in the one-day international series against the Netherlands.
Uncapped left arm closers David Payne, who was included in last year’s squad for the ODI series against Pakistan and toured the West Indies with the T20 team earlier this year but did not play in any of the two, and Luke Wood are among the 14 strong. team for the three game series.
England’s bowling ranks have recently been plagued by a variety of injuries, but skipper Morgan hopes Lancashire Wood bowler and Gloucestershire’s Payne can make the most of any chance they get to bowl.
“With the injuries we’ve had to our bowling contingent over the last couple of months, it’s really taken a toll on us,” Morgan said ahead of Friday’s series opener in Amstelveen, which is broadcast live on sky sports.
“But that also presents opportunities for other guys and everyone here has played a role in one way or another.”
“Luke Wood is joining the team for the first time, David Payne in a similar instance, but his second tour was in the West Indies, so it’s great to have those guys in the group.”
The matches in the Netherlands mark the first time Cricket World Cup champions England have been together in a 50-plus series since they defeated Pakistan 3-0 at home last summer and it is the first opportunity they will have to watch the new white ball coach, Matthew Mott. his team in action.
Even with the likes of Jofra Archer and Mark Wood out of their attacking rhythm, the Tourists are heavy favorites to beat the Dutch side, who only have Essex’s Shane Snater and Kent’s Fred Klaassen to call their contracted players into the club’s teams. English county.
However, Morgan knows from experience what can happen if England take the Netherlands lightly at the VRA Club, having played in T20 defeats in 2009 and 2014.
“They are extremely competitive,” Morgan said. “In the first in the debut of Lord’s in mine and Adil Rashid in T20, we did not deserve to win that game.
“We didn’t play well enough and we weren’t cool under pressure. The next game was a completely different set of circumstances with a completely different team.”
“While we are here, the challenge is for a new group of cricketers coming to the Netherlands, playing against a strong and competitive team, to produce something close to where we would like to be.”
Watch England’s first ever ODI in the Netherlands live on Sky Sports Cricket from 9.50am on Friday.