Eoin Morgan deserves credit for England

Adil Rashid has considered Eoin Morgan as "a great leader" whose captaincy has been a key factor in England's limited improvement and its own development.

Rashid, the second best ODI cricket contender since the Last World Cup, calls Morgan "the 100% best captain" he has ever played with and "a massive help" in his own growing confidence as bowler.

"A lot of credit comes to him from how far away we are" "I came from the series against New Zealand in 2015 where we are now, which is number 1," Rashid said. "As a captain, leader and person, he really gives the players confidence.

" He is a great leader for this group of guys and he has made this environment pleasant, so you want to play. he and you want to enjoy it on and off the field. "

A crucial feature of Morgan is his calm under pressure, showing little emotion on good or bad days and, as a result, helping his players maintain their confidence even when Things do not go in his favor.

"He knows you're going to have good and bad days," Rashid said. "One of the most important positive things I've found is that there are no great emotions from him if he does not. you are. Bowling so well or things are not going well for the team. He does not really show it on his face, which is a great positive for the players.

"For me, it has been a great help, it has given me the confidence to go out and try to get windows, and if it broke, it's no problem because we have five other players to keep it tight, my job is to create opportunities and he It has been a great positive for me. "

Rashid's words echo those of his playmate Moeen Ali. Speaking a few days ago, Moeen also recognized Morgan's equitable temperament as a factor in the progress of England and in the progress of its spinners in particular.

"The most important thing as a spinner is that they hit you four times and your body language does not." Do not go, he does not make you think you're not playing well, "Moeen said." That's huge for a spinner. I know Rash says the same thing. When they hit you for a couple of fours, it's still the same. It's fine with everything and that's a great feature.

"Throughout my cricket career, I had to [captains who react emotionally and negatively]from county cricket to international cricket, sometimes you lose it and you get a little bit of confidence.

" When the times are difficult, Eoin is always calm and stops the thing just to clarify things. If you feel like you. Fighting, it never makes you feel as if you were.

"I do not think he even knows what he's doing, it's great for us to have a captain like that and it's one of the reasons why we're number one in the world, he's up there with the best captains with whom I have played ".

While you would hardly expect anything more than a player's compliments for a captain, the words have the ring of truth. Certainly, they contrast with Rashid's somewhat lukewarm response to questions about his sometimes captain and now trainer in Yorkshire, Andrew Gale.

"We're fine," Rashid said of his relationship "You have your ups and downs as a player and coach, but we sit down and talk, you're always going to have moments with a coach where you do not get along. We hope we can start and get a good friendship, for now, everything is fine. "

Rashid insists that he does not regret his decision to take a break from first-class cricket. He announced earlier this year that he wanted to concentrate on white-ball cricket for a while, or his decision. to be available again in all formats for Yorkshire next season. He has already canceled the Big Bash deal he had agreed with Melbourne Stars so he can spend some time with his family between the test tours.

But it has a warning for first-class teams around the world who must learn to accept the inevitability of more players choosing a future in the T20 leagues.

"Coaches and teams must accept that that will be the reality," Rashid told Talksport. . It is already happening in different parts of the world. It's about accepting it. "

England took the day off on Thursday, and the test teams joined the limited testing team late in the afternoon and will train on Friday.The forecast for Saturday's T20I, scheduled for playing in the night when the rain tends to arrive is not encouraging.

source:- espncricinfo.com

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