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ECB wants Root and Morgan to be "crowd friendly"

Indian skipper Kohli does this every time.

By Aditya Pratap Arya -

England Cricket team has been witnessed a massive turnaround since a heartbreaking early exit from the World Cup 2015 when Bangladesh knocked them out from this mega event. Now, they are a world class side and shattered several records since 2015. Moreover, they are favourites for upcoming Champions Trophy in their own den.

Meanwhile, ECB wants from their skippers to provide an entertaining brand of cricket for the fans in the stadium and also they should involve the crowd for their support as Virat Kohli does for India.

England and Wales Cricket Board CEO Tom Harrison said that team director Andrew Strauss wants this from his team. Thus, responsibilities over Joe Root and Eoin Morgan has been increased.

“Joe Root and Eoin Morgan understand their responsibility to play exciting cricket for future generations to connect with and for fans to get behind,” Harrison said.

CEO added “It's a very deliberate strategy. It doesn't work every time but we understand you're more likely to be forgiven for having a bad day if you've tried everything to win a game as opposed to trying not to lose it, which is a key difference.”

Harrison had featured for Derbyshire and Northamptonshire in the county cricket and know England cricket very closely. He feels that fans have a change of thinking and now they don’t want only one-off victory in a series. Fans are behind their team at every position.

“People like the fact the team is taking calculated risks, at very competitive limits, but also with a smile on their faces,” he concluded.

Aditya Pratap Arya

One life, One love. Cricket