England captain Eoin Morgan has admitted that his side will need to be “close to perfect” if they are to stand a chance of beating India in the upcoming ODI series, according to a report on The National.
India cruised to a 2-1 victory in the T20 series, wrapping up the victory with a seven-wicket win in Bristol.
England made a fine start to their innings through Jason Roy and Jos Buttler but fell apart in the later stages, costing them an important victory.
Morgan highlighted that as a turning point and believes his side must put this disappointment behind them and focus on the ODI series.
Those 20 or 30 runs we missed out on, in the back-end of our innings, cost us. We did a lot of things right today – particularly that platform set.
Jason and Jos were brilliant up front and almost gave us a licence to allow ourselves to think about 220. But the execution of our shots didn’t really match up with getting to that total. On a good wicket, small ground, we should be better than that.
I don’t think we have to play a completely perfect game every time [to beat them] – we proved that at Cardiff. But certainly today they had their day.
India were probably on top of their game today, and we weren’t – and we were just short.
The first match of the ODI series will take place on Thursday at 12:30, with England looking for revenge on their rivals.