England captain Eoin Morgan ‘gets it right almost every time’ – Charlotte Edwards

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Former England Women’s skipper Charlotte Edwards has praised the influence of captain Eoin Morgan on England’s T20 team.

Edwards says that England’s bowling attack has been impressive with standout performances from Moeen Ali and Tymal Mills.

The former international captain also noted the improved bowling of Liam Livingstone before crediting Morgan for holding at all together and getting the tactics bang on.

“England have been so impressive in the T20 World Cup and a big part of that has been the performance of Moeen Ali,” Edwards wrote in a column for the ICC

“He is bowling so well and looks really confident at the moment. He’s coming into the competition off the back of winning the IPL and giving up Test cricket as well is probably a weight off his mind. He looks really focused on the job and it’s great to see Mo bowling like this, especially when you think that he hasn’t bowled much in T20 cricket recently.

“Mo’s performances when opening the bowling brings real balance to the team and then you also have his batting which makes him really effective for England, particularly in these conditions. He’s going to be crucial for them.

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“I’ve also been really impressed by the returning Tymal Mills, who brings another dimension to the team, especially with his bowling at the death. When you add in the batting, they look a really daunting team.

“Then there is Liam Livingstone, who is a great all-round player. He’s a great fielder, a destructive batter and with his bowling, the fact he can bowl leg spin or off spin, depending on whether he is bowling to left-handers or right-handers, is very useful.

“It is all brought together by captain Eoin Morgan, who has been brilliant using his bowlers and he is just so good with his tactics. It’s funny to think there were people questioning him coming into the tournament. He gets it right almost every time.

“That is reflected in the team. I think part of the reason they have looked so good is that everyone seems to be settled in their role, the plans are very clear.”

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Edwards believes Australia might offer a stiffer challenge to England when they meet on Saturday 30 October.

“From an England perspective, they have not really been tested yet – it’s a lot easier chasing when you face totals like the ones they have so far,” Edwards added.

“I am looking forward to seeing how they get on if they have to chase a bigger total or if they are batting first. That might happen against Australia. They will go in with a lot of confidence with the way they are playing and the form the guys are in.”

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