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England batsman Eoin Morgan tells Lawrence Booth, from the Daily Mail, that being dropped from the England squad, after a disastrous tour against Pakistan in December 2011, gave him the opportunity to work on his technique.
‘It gave me a lot more time to work on very basic stuff that had crept into my game and hadn’t been there the last 12-14 months. When the news came through that I’d been dropped for the tour of Sri Lanka, I was like, well, I’m two places away from the Test team, and it never changes that much, so it’s highly unlikely I’ll play in the first half of the season. That was the consideration for me. I decided to go to the IPL. Because at that stage I was nowhere. So I needed time to work on my game and go back to stuff I know works for me. Every time I’ve come back from the IPL, I’ve come back a better player. So it wasn’t the money? Again, I can’t argue with the fact that whenever I’ve come back I’ve been a better player,’