Morgan ruled out of remaining WI T20Is with an injury

Eoin Morgan, the England team’s white-ball captain, has been ruled out of the remaining two T20Is against West Indies with a low-grade quadriceps injury, the ECB revealed on Thursday (January 27).

Morgan also missed the third T20I having felt pain in his right quad during England’s warm-up session. Moeen Ali led in Morgan’s absence in the third game, with England falling short in a chase of 225 as West Indies took a 2-1 lead.

Morgan wasn’t at his best in the first two games, scoring a 29-ball 17 in the first T20I while he only managed 13 off 12 in the second game. Moeen didn’t play the first match while he bagged the Player of the Match award in the second, with his knock of 31 and 3 for 24 with the ball helping England secure a one-run victory to level the series.

Moeen, however, didn’t have the best of games as a captain as he bowled just one over in the third game, conceding 14 off the 224 scored by West Indies thanks to Rovman Powell’s maiden T20I ton. Tom Banton and Philip Salt scored fifties but England could only manage 204 in reply, with Moeen being dismissed for a duck.

The fourth and fifth T20Is will be played on January 29 and 30th respectively.