Morgan backs Carberry to bounce back

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England's current ODI captain Eoin Morgan says batsman Michael Carberry has enough experience to recover from his nightmare debut, and the powers-that-be have faith in the Hampshire opener.

England's current ODI captain Eoin Morgan says batsman Michael Carberry has enough experience to recover from his nightmare debut, and the powers-that-be have faith in the Hampshire opener.

Carberry made his ODI debut on Tuesday against Ireland, but made only 10 runs and dropped two easy catches. The 32-year-old played only one Test, in 2010, and would have been gutted by his ODI showing.

But Morgan, captaining the side against Australia in the upcoming series too, said debuts hardly ever went to plan, given the pressure on a player to impress, and felt that the England Lions stalwart would recover quickly.

Morgan said: "With debuts you are on a hiding to nothing most of the time. More often than not they do not go right for you.

"Carbs is a very experienced cricketer. He will pick himself up, re-evaluate where he is at and we will encourage him to play with the freedom he does at Hampshire.

"We have very strong belief in him as an opening batsman."

Carberry has a first class average of 43 and a top score of 300 not out, and scored a century for the Lions against Bangladesh A in mid-August.

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