England captain Eoin Morgan ruled out of third ODI against the Netherlands with injury

Jos Buttler will captain the England team against the Netherlands, replacing Eoin Morgan, who will not be able to play due to a sore groin; watch the third ODI live on Sky Sports Cricket from 9.50am on Wednesday

Eoin Morgan has battled for form and fitness during England’s ODI series in the Netherlands.

Eoin Morgan has been ruled out of England’s third ODI against the Netherlands due to a groin injury.

The England captain has endured a miserable series after going down for a second duck on Sunday, while he has been dealing with a groin problem after long-time back and knee problems.

Jos Buttler will captain the team as they look for a clean sweep over their opponents having posted a series win on Sunday.

Morgan has endured back-to-back ducks in the previous two matches, raising questions about his future as ODI captain.

Liam Livingstone has backed England white-ball captain Eoin Morgan to return to batting form, believing he is one touchdown away from returning to his best.

Morgan’s last half-century in any format came a year ago against Sri Lanka.

speaking to sky sports Ahead of the third and final ODI on Wednesday, Livingstone praised England’s World Cup-winning captain and said he feels a score is coming soon.

“I think what has been forgotten is that Morgs is an incredible leader,” Livingstone said. He is the leader of our team and everyone knows that he is one goal away.

“I’m sure that score will come very soon and it will be up and running again.”

England have already achieved a complete victory in the series, leading 2-0 with one to play, and in the first of their victories, the visitors recorded a world record score of 498-4 in Friday’s opener.

Jason Roy has also backed Morgan in rediscovering his touch with the bat shortly after the England captain won two successive ducks against the Netherlands.

“That’s the fickle nature of the sport,” Roy said. “If you’re behind the eight ball, it’s pretty tough, but he’s an amazing worker, an amazing guy, so I’m rooting for him for sure.”

Roy added: “He’s the captain of our team and he wins games, so I think that means more to him than his scores, which makes him more special to play.”

“He’ll be fine. He’ll be absolutely fine.”

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