Eoin Morgan, England’s one-day captain, did Joe Root, the Test captain, a massive favour by leading England from 1-0 down to a handsome 2-1 win in the ODI series. Had England lost both white-ball series against India – both the 20- and 50-over formats – the hosts would not have gone into the five-Test series as favourites, for all the benefits of home advantage. England won by eight wickets with remarkable ease. England, under Morgan, keep on evolving. Their batsmen have become more consistent yet no less bold, their opening bowlers Mark Wood and David Willey have acquired a penetration with new and old ball which they have previously not possessed, while Adil Rashid is turning into a match-winner. If the ECB were to post England All-time Test and ODI rankings constantly updated – or would that be too much like marketing, and interest people? – Rashid would now be installed as the best ODI spinner England have ever had. That is because he has the best strike-rate of the three England spinners who have taken more than 70 ODI wickets, with one wicket every 33 balls – almost two wickets, that is, for every ten-over spell. Graeme Swann took… Read full this story
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