Morgan says England are ready for World Cup
England captain Eoin Morgan will carry a message of regrets into a World Cup campaign he would happily start tomorrow.
A significant piece of the jigsaw fell into place on Tuesday morning at Lord where the final 15 man squad was announced. Out went Joe Denly and David Willey, with Jofra Archer place rubber stamped after a brief but persuasive audition against Pakistan and Liam Dawson drafted in from the cold.
Alex Hales absence discarded earlier this month after failing recreational drug testing barely drew comment on the day and Morgan insisted he could not look back with anything but pride on his side journey from also rans four years ago to favourites on home soil.
exceptional days are better than we could have imagined the world records etc and I could never have seen those at the start of 2015.
like to start playing tomorrow. We had some really good preparations against Pakistan (a 4 0 series win) and I don think it could have gone better. Everyone just wants chopping and changing. Everyone just wants to get on with the tournament.
## ## They will be wearing their new outfits on each occasion, hoping to channel the spirit of 1992 runners up finish before going one better at the Lord showpiece.
The distinctive jerseys are still a regular sight at England internationals 27 years on, and Morgan is desperate for the current generation to create a legacy of their own.
Now it our turn.
other one is to inspire the next generation of cricketers to come into the game and pick up a ball and a bat, hopefully come out of the tournament worshipping one of the guys in our team. is as influential a skipper as England have ever had in one day cricket and head coach Trevor Bayliss suggested ahead of final selection that the Irishman would hold a casting vote.
was very fortunate to sit in on the meetings to start with, I try to feed back the mood in the changing room, he said.
Ed has the final say, we just try to give him as much information to make the call as he can. We are very happy that he backed us with our decision and we are happy with the squad moving forward. TRACKING START GA >