“When he puts in a performance like that it is great, not only for English cricket, but for the sport. Everyone from five years old to 75 who watched the game the other can relate to taking a great catch, taking a wicket and scoring runs, having one of those days where you do nothing wrong. For the sport, it is awesome,” said Morgan. “It is great for him to start the tournament like that. When his confidence is high, it rubs off on other guys. It’s infectious in the changing room and on the field. He’ll want the ball, he’ll want to be in the crucial moment when we’re losing wickets or need to up the rate. In important parts of the game, it makes him an important asset.”
It poured with rain in Nottingham on Sunday afternoon which prevented all England players practising outside apart from Jos Buttler, who worked through the heavy showers with keeping coach Bruce French on his glovework conscious of the fact he has missed too many chances behind the stumps this summer.