England captain Eoin Morgan has a series of unusual dilemmas, and Olly Stone, 25, has just added them during the 31-race victory of Duckworth-Lewis-Stern in Dambulla.
Morgan has many problems. "Good headaches," so to speak. Having selected Stone, who can operate at around 145 km / h (90 mph), as a similar replacement for Liam Plunkett, who is absent in the first part of the series to get married, Morgan potentially has another good player to whom perhaps must disappoints when it comes time to choose a World Cup team.
There are other excellent players in England who would reach most of the other teams, he said, but those that England simply can not choose in their XI at this time, because the current headlines are simply better.
"It's unfortunate, but when a team does well, it tends to be the case that men are sitting outside of any other team," Morgan said. "Due to the success of the team, it is unfortunate that they miss it."
It's too early to suggest that Stone deserves a regular place in the England team, or even the team, but his performance with the new The ball in the second ODI seemed to suggest that it could become an option in the World Cup . Stone often scored speeds of over 140 km / h, and had several batters in visible trouble.
His first international wicket, which came out of the seventh ball he threw, was pure fast bowling theater. He shot in a quick goalkeeper Niroshan Dickwella. All the batter could do was put his gloves on the road, mainly in self-preservation.
Morgan felt that they could have found a bowler who could not only replace Plunkett if his first choice was injured, but also brought something extra to the mix.
"To be honest there has not been a lot of depth in one position and that is replacing Liam Plunkett," Morgan said. "It has been phenomenal for us over the past few years and he went to Australia and it was very difficult for us to get a bowler with the same attributes: speed up quickly and change the pace of the game at any stage of the 50s."
"Today there were signs suggesting Olly could be one of those guys, even taking the new ball gives his bow a new string, Liam does not really do that, I do not think you can ignore Olly from the World Cup today ".
That Stone was able to establish himself in a good spell was partly due to the expert that England had operated on the other end. Chris Woakes had already taken a window of the first time at the entrances, and would claim two more before the Powerplay was eliminated. Having lost a day during the summer of England due to an injury, it was a welcome return for the team's spearhead, who took 3 for 26 in his five passes.
"Woakes has been doing a lot, and goes unnoticed many times," Morgan said. "He really set the tone, he made a calming impression from the start so that Olly comes in and does exactly what he does, Olly played exactly as he did in the net and in the warm-up, and that's a very good sign. rhythm, got the ball to move, everything was done with a calm head. "