Eoin Morgan is hoping that England stays immune to the hype shadowing the ICC World Twenty20 final. “We know it is not a normal game. Even the semifinal had hype. I want them to embrace it. It is important that we stay in a good frame of mind,” he told the media here at the
Eden Gardens, on the eve of Sunday’s summit clash.
Squaring up against the West Indies, Morgan refused to dwell upon the defeat against the same opponent in the tournament’s first stage or the impact of wrecker-in-chief Chris Gayle’s blazing hundred. “We have grown as a side. It is difficult to compare the sides from our first game to the one here. We are not focussing on one or two players, everybody could hurt like Lendl Simmons against India,” the England captain said and on a personal note, added: “I would like to score more runs (he has scored just 61 in this tournament).”
Morgan also lauded opener Jason Roy, whose breezy 78 ambushed New Zealand in the semifinal. “Jason is an extremely positive player and he does not play for himself,” the England skipper said, fully aware that his squad needs similar efforts to humble the West Indies.