Eoin Morgan: Liam Livingstone backs England’s ‘unbelievable’ white-ball captain to rediscover batting form

Eoin Morgan has returned consecutive ducks in England’s ODI series in the Netherlands so far, with the patron’s last fifty in any format coming a year ago; watch the third ODI live on Sky Sports Cricket from 9.50am on Wednesday

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 has failed to score a run so far in England’s tour of the Netherlands, ruled out by a duck in the first two ODIs, with his last half-century in any format coming 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.

Jos Buttler was one of three centurions in that game, breaking an unbeaten 162 off 70 balls, while Livingstone toned England’s fastest fifty record, off just 17 balls.

A remarkable run of form continued for Buttler, with his exploits following a breakout IPL season in which he finished as the tournament’s leading run scorer, batting four hundred for Rajasthan Royals.

“To see Jos mind his own business, it was nice to have him on my side this time,” Livingstone said. “It was quite special to watch, especially from the other end.

“It’s been a lot of fun. Obviously it was good to break the world record on Friday, the lads have done some really good cricket, it’s been a great level and I hope it will be the same again.” [on Wednesday].”

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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