Morgan: It’s time for a catch-up

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England one-day international captain conceded they have fallen behind their rivals in the shorter format of the game and says it's long past time they started to make the ground back up.

In the wake of former allrounder Paul Collingwood describing England's approach to ODIs as pre-historic, Morgan admitted the new-look side has a lot of work to do before they can compete with the best.

"For a long time now, we've been behind the eight-ball in one-day cricket and we've fallen behind by a long way, and it's time for a catch-up," the former Ireland international said.

"It still might take a little bit of time but certainly I can get my views across, things can be a lot clearer and I'll certainly be involved in selection so I've got the squad that I've wanted.

"We struggled throughout the World Cup simply because we didn't perform well enough."

Test Match stalwarts James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Ian Bell and Ravi Bopara have all been excluded from England's one-day squad as they seek to reinvigorate the side.

The likes of James Taylor, Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Mark Wood and uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Sam Billings have been identified as having something fresh to offer.

"The guys we have brought in do something different and we want that to continue," Morgan said.

"If they play as well as they have done in county cricket things will be very exciting."

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