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England batsman Joe Root is confident that captain Eoin Morgan will regain his touch with the bat during the World Cup.
Root’s comments come after Morgan has scored 0, 2, 0 and 0 following his brilliant knock of 121 against Australia in the first game of the ODI tri-series on January 16.
“Morgs is one of the guys that under the pump, when the pressure is on, is someone you turn to,” Root said. “He’s done it so many times for us and I’m sure throughout this competition he’s going to score a lot of runs.
“Everyone in the dressing room is absolutely convinced that’s going to be the case as he’s obviously a fine player and fine leader.
“There’s no bigger stage than Saturday. I’m sure he is, as much as anyone in the squad, really looking forward to getting out there and putting on a show.”
Root also noted that he cannot wait for England’s World Cup campaign to get underway.
“I actually feel really good,” he said. “I know I’ve not really put many performances in but my game feels in a really good place at the minute.
“It’s quite exciting that Saturday is just around the corner and I’m really looking forward to that. We’re ready now. We’re fed up of waiting around. We want to get cracking. We want Saturday to come and we want to surprise people.
“We want to put in that performance that gets us a win and take on that 90,000 at the MCG.”