England skipper, Eoin Morgan feels that the 7-wicket defeat against India in the second T20 has exposed their weakness of playing on slow and low surfaces. He accepted that India outplayed the visitors in all departments, putting them under pressure right from the first over of the innings.
“I suppose the difference was in the wicket we played and how we adapted. It was a different wicket from the one we batted in the first game. The pitch was slow and low and one thing that does is expose our weakness on these surfaces a little bit,” said Morgan at the post-match virtual media interaction on Sunday night.
After losing the first game, India fought back brilliantly to win the second T20 by 7 wickets. England had no answers to some incredible all-around display from India. The English skipper asserted that playing on such tracks will only help them ahead of the T20 World Cup later this year.
“I thought the other night, the pitch really suited us because it had more pace in it – similar to a wicket at home, a Cardiff wicket or somewhere like that, that was a little bit uneven and maybe stood up a little bit,” he said.
“But this took us out of our comfort zone and really was a typical Indian wicket that we would play on in an IPL game. Again, your accuracy has to be on,” Morgan said.
The T20 series is now evenly poised at 1-1. It remains to be seen who wins the third T20I and takes the lead. The 3rd T20 will be played at the Narendra Modi International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.