ROAD BACK IS LONG AND HARD FOR AXED MORGAN
ANDY FLOWER has warned Eoin Morgan there will be no easy return to England’s Test side after being dropped for next month’s trip to Sri Lanka.
The Dublin-born batsman paid the price for a disappointing tour of the United Arab Emirates, where he struggled for runs across all three formats against Pakistan.
“He’s had a tough tour of the UAE, we’ve been here for two months and it’s been hard work for him,” said team director Flower.
“He has got some work to do, I think, on his Test game and that’s going to be quite difficult for him considering his next cricket is going to be IPL cricket.”
In 24 innings in Test matches Morgan averages just 30.43.
Flower added: “When he comes back he’ll have limited exposure to opportunities to get four-day cricket under his belt, so he has got to go away and give some serious thought to his method in Test cricket. He has been severely tested out there by the Pakistan spinners, as have all our batsmen.
“But I still think he has a very exciting future in Test cricket. He’s only 25 years old and he’s a very talented player, a very confident player and a very dangerous player.
“If he can get his game in order, then he will fulfil his career.”