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As questions over his form and health continue to dominate the narrative around England’s white-ball sides, Eoin Morgan will not play in England’s third One-Day International match against the Netherlands on Wednesday. He cites a “tight groin” as the reason for his absence.

The role of captain is going to be taken up by Jos Buttler. Morgan concludes the series without no runs and two dismissals from the eight balls he faced. Although it is not unheard of for him to rest himself for part of a series, his fitness has become an increasingly pressing concern this year.

After suffering a thigh injury during the Twenty20 International series in Barbados earlier this year. He stated at the beginning of this tour that he would give himself some time off for at least some of England’s international matches this summer.

Due to his concerns about playing games on consecutive days. As a result of this injury, he has made it a point to avoid playing games on consecutive days while playing for Middlesex in the T20 Blast.

Morgan also stated that he hoped to play all three games in the series “if possible.” But he is unable to do so due to an injury to his right groin. He suffered the pain while playing for Middlesex a month ago and that he felt during Sunday’s second one-day international. Morgan also said that he hoped to play all three games in the series “if possible.”

He did not show up for their voluntary training session on Tuesday. He was judged ineligible to play in the third ODI the morning of the match.

England did not include a spare batter in their team, one of their all-rounders. Either Moeen Ali or Sam Curran, would be expected to bat in the top six positions.

David Payne, who bowls left-handed for Gloucestershire, also makes his debut for his country in international competition.

Morgan has only scored a single half-century in the last 18 months across domestic and international cricket. It included both 50-over and T20 cricket. His back-to-back ducks have further contributed to the impression. His most recent form slump could be terminal. Morgan’s last half-century was scored against Sri Lanka in July 2021. Read Also

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