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Coach Flower, skipper Colly say Morgan key to winning 20-20 World Cup

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London, Apr.24 (ANI): Left-hand Irish batsman Eoin Morgan has said that he will never stop playing his amazing cocktail of unorthodox hits, dabs and deflections, and that is the reason why head coach Andy Flower believes England can win this year's Twenty20 World Cricket Cup in the Caribbean.

"People talk about a new brand of batting, but really it's knowing your strengths, the reverse sweep and some other shots are part of my game. I think it goes back to when I first played for Middlesex in one-day cricket," The Sun quotes Morgan, as saying.

"I was about 18 and couldn't seem to clear the boundary. I started practising some new strokes and I found it came quite naturally," he adds.

Morgan also has skipper Paul Collingwood's vote of confidence.

Collingwood said: "Eoin's rise in the past year has been exceptional and he can do things with a cricket bat that are amazing."

Flower is so excited by England's batting power he thinks they can win their first global tournament after 35 years of trying.

Flower said: "Winning the tournament is our target - it's as simple as that. We have a more aggressive batting line- up than in any competition in the past. We could really hurt the opposition.

"Morgan is an extraordinary cricketer in many ways - he's not a big bloke but he hits the ball incredibly hard and times it beautifully. He can play a variety of roles. He can be the man who hits it out of the ground, but he's also played a couple of innings for us where he's knocked the ball around solidly in the middle-order. He can adapt to situations very well." (ANI)

Story first published: Saturday, April 24, 2010, 18:21 [IST]
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