T20 World Cup 2021: They’ll Be Considered Joint Second-Favorites Along With Us – Eoin Morgan On Australian Team

England skipper Eoin Morgan pointed out that the Australian team is performing really well at the moment, and they’re joint second-favourites to win the ongoing T20 World Cup in the UAE.

Morgan and co. will face their arch-rivals in tonight’s crucial match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Both teams are undefeated in the tournament so far, winning two games each. While Australia had a minor hiccup in the first win against South Africa, they put on a clinical display against Sri Lanka.

As for England, they brushed aside both West Indies and Bangladesh with aplomb, cruising to comfortable victories in both games. Now that the two best-performing teams of Group 1 go against each other, sparks are expected to fly.

It’s probably going to be one of our most difficult games. Australia are a very strong side – they’ve won two out of two, much like us – and have started well. Coming into the tournament, they’ll probably be considered joint second favorites, along with us. They’re a side that we know pretty well – we’ve played against them a lot over a number of years,” Morgan said in a chat with SkySports.

“They’re progressing really well” – Eoin Morgan on Mark Wood and Tom Curran

Eoin Morgan also revealed that the injured seamers, Mark Wood and Tom Curran, are making steady progress towards full recovery. Morgan said that a final decision will be taken on their availability after seeing how their training session goes.

Mark Wood
Mark Wood. (Photo: Getty Images)

They’re progressing really well. Where we were before the first game, they’ve come on a long way. We’re going to make a call on that tomorrow to see how training is and then tomorrow we’ll make a call on them,” Morgan added.

A win for either side tonight will likely confirm one of the semifinalists in the group. However, T20 is a fickle format, and anything can happen, so as of now, all teams are in with a chance.

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