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Eoin Morgan insists England will not change their approach

Bangladesh are their opponents on Saturday.

England are hoping to bounce back on Saturday (NIgel French/PA)
England are hoping to bounce back on Saturday (NIgel French/PA)

Eoin Morgan says England will not panic as they attempt to get their World Cup campaign back on track against Bangladesh.

Having started with victory over South Africa, the Three Lions were given a reality check by Pakistan on Monday.

They will aim to return to winning ways against the Tigers on Saturday in Cardiff and skipper Morgan insists they will not change their approach.

“All we talked about is sticking to what we do well, looking at our strengths,” he said.

  • Beat South Africa by 104 runs
  • Lost to Pakistan by 14 runs

“Previous to the tournament starting we talked about losing games – how would we react? What would we counter that with?

“Everything comes back to focusing on ourselves, how we win games of cricket and get the best out of ourselves.”

England rotated their seam attack at Trent Bridge, bringing in Mark Wood for Liam Plunkett.

Conditions are expected to be more bowler friendly in Wales, meaning Plunkett could return in place of a spinner.

All we talked about is sticking to what we do well, looking at our strengths Eoin Morgan

“We’ll see another day where the wicket is under covers,” Morgan said. “The pitches here have been a bit greener and more seamer friendly so that’s a potential (option), yeah.”

Bangladesh are in the same boat as England, having followed a win over South Africa with a loss.

The Tigers beat England at the last two World Cups, making them dangerous opponents.

“It is going to be a difficult game, they’re a good side. I think people underestimate them but we certainly don’t,” Morgan added.

“Their senior players especially have played a lot of games, more so than our senior players. They are a threat but hopefully we can play well and overcome it.”

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