February 1, 2012

Pakistan v England in the UAE 2011-12

Morgan needs to adapt fast

Nitin Sundar

There's a lot of speculation that, following the twin failures in UAE, Eoin Morgan's 15-Test career might be over. Andy Bull writes in the Spin blog, that it is important that Morgan bounces back from his current predicament "because he is too talented for his Test career to be over already".

Right now the disparity between Morgan's performances in limited-overs and Test cricket is so great that it feels as though he is shaping up to be the next Michael Bevan, a brilliant one-day player whose flaws mean he in incapable of mastering Test cricket. With Bevan though, the suspicion was that his problems were technical – he could not find a method to cope with short-pitched bowling. Morgan's troubles seem to be in his head, as he struggles to find a way to adapt his game to the demands of Test cricket.

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