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Eoin Morgan is not as good as he thinks: Geoffrey Boycott

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Geoffrey Boycott has criticized the England captain before their World cup match against Australia

Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott has claimed that Eoin Morgan’s batting is no match for the world’s best bowlers. Morgan, who will captain England against the World Cup favorites Australia on their first World Cup match, goes into the tournament in poor form, scoring only two runs in his past four innings, including first-ball ducks in consecutive meetings with the Aussies.

"I don't think he's as good as he thinks he is, and I don't think he's as good as some people say he is," Boycott told BBC Radio 5 live

“When top-class bowlers bowl against him he's not so clever and that's a big problem. I think you need to look at when you score runs, in any form of cricket, against what the quality of the opposition is, and what state of the game it is, When he had Mitchell Johnson up against him he looked a selling plater,” he added.

The 78-year old also mentioned that, "If you get runs against moderate bowlers when the team is doing well, I think my mother could get a few of them!. 

Eoin Morgan “not really concerned” about his recent form

Eoin Morgan, who replaced Alastair Cook as England’s ODI captain in December, played down concerns about his own form after he made a duck against Pakistan in the warm up game. 

"I've had a couple of low scores but will look to cash in on Saturday if I get past 10 or 20 balls," Morgan said. "It's only five games ago that I scored a hundred, so I don't have to look that far back to reconnect with what works well for me."

Morgan also suggested that England could upset the co-hosts and go on to win the tournament for the first time. He said,

"Given the freedom that we are trying to play with, if we play our best cricket on Saturday, we will win. It's not too much of a stretch. We are more than capable of winning this World Cup. We are very dangerous, an emerging, young side with a lot of talent."

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