England tackle South Africa in a three-match ODI collection, beginning Friday.
Having stormed to a 3-Zero win within the Twenty20 collection, the vacationers will search for extra of the identical within the 50-over format.
Having gone with the identical XI for all three Twenty20 wins, captain Eoin Morgan will lead a distinct trying facet at Newlands.
Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Sam Curran, Dawid Malan and Chris Jordan have all departed, which means alternatives for others to lift their arms.
Joe Root will resume his function because the anchor of the batting order, whereas Moeen Ali, Mark Wooden and Sam Billings are equally hopeful of creating the reduce after prolonged spells carrying the drinks.
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Morgan has confirmed he’ll proceed to obtain coded messages on the sphere in the course of the one-day collection,stressing there may be “nothing untoward” with utilizing information as gasoline for innovation.
Group analyst Nathan Leamon was noticed by tv cameras exhibiting letter and quantity mixtures corresponding to ‘2C’ and ‘4E’ in the course of the latest Twenty20 collection between the edges, in a bid to offer Morgan with real-time info to feed into his selections.
The innovation had been cleared with match referee Andy Pycroft however some have been crucial of the backroom intervention. Most notably Michael Vaughan, one in every of Morgan’s predecessors, labelled the transfer “nonsense” and “a step too far”.
South Africa vs England ODI collection dates
Friday, December 4: 1st ODI – Newlands, Cape City
Sunday, December 6: 2nd ODI – Boland Park, Paarl
Wednesday, December 9: third ODI – Newlands, Cape City
Morgan, although, is very happy to additional trial the thought within the first of three ODIs in opposition to the Proteas on Friday.
“There’s nothing untoward about it, 100% per cent it’s within the spirit of the sport,” he stated.
“It’s about maximising info that we’re taking in and measuring it in opposition to issues – coaches’ suggestions, the information, issues occurring. We’ll undoubtedly proceed with it and provides it sufficient of a pattern dimension to see if it improves our choice making on the sphere or improves our efficiency.”