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Eoin Morgan: Geoffrey Boycott criticises England captain’s batting

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Eoin Morgan: Geoffrey Boycott criticises England captain's batting
Eoin Morgan: Geoffrey Boycott criticises England captain's batting

12 February 2015 :  Eoin Morgan’s batting is no match for the world’s best bowlers, says ex-England batsman Geoffrey Boycott.

England one-day international captain Morgan has struggled to score runs in the build up to the World Cup.

Morgan, 28, played down concerns about his own form after he made a duck in Wednesday’s warm-up loss to Pakistan.

“I don’t think he’s as good as he thinks he is, and I don’t think he’s as good as some people say he is,” Boycott told BBC Radio 5 live.

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Boycott’s full interview was broadcast in BBC Radio 5 live’s Cricket World Cup previewprogramme from Melbourne on Thursday.

Morgan, who replaced Alastair Cook as England’s ODI captain in December, has been dismissed for less than 20 in nine of his last 11 ODI innings.

Boycott, who played 108 Tests and 36 ODIs for England between 1964 and 1982, claims the left-handed batsman cannot handle the best bowlers in the world and said his batting is “not as good as he thinks”.

“When he had Mitchell Johnson up against him he looked a selling plater,  ” the 74-year-old said.

“When top-class bowlers bowl against him he’s not so clever and that’s a big problem.”

Source : BBC Sport

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